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Babcock & Wilcox Granted $75 Mln Construction Contract For Indiana Power Plant

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Babcock & Wilcox Co. (BWC: Quote) announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. or BWCC has been awarded a contract worth more than $75 million to provide construction services for the installation of environmental equipment at Northern Indiana Public Service Company's or NIPSCO R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, Ind.

The company said that BWCC will erect and install two B&W-designed wet flue gas desulfurization or FGD absorber vessels, and associated reagent slurry preparation and dewatering equipment for the plant's 465 megawatt (MW) Unit 14 and 515 MW Unit 15 coal-fired utility boilers.

BWCC also will procure and erect the absorber and dewatering island structural steel for the wet FGD systems.

Start-up of Schahfer Unit 14 is scheduled for fall 2013 and Unit 15 for fall 2015.

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