Foster Wheeler awarded SCR contract

Foster Wheeler Power Group has today been awarded a contract by American Electric Power to supply and install a selective catalytic reduction system at its Muskingum River Generating Station.

Foster Wheeler Power Group, Inc has been awarded a contract by American Electric Power to supply and install a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system at its Muskingum River Generating Station.

The SCR is destined for Unit 5, a 600-megawatt pulverised-coal, pressurised-fired supercritical boiler, located in Beverly, Ohio.

The contract will provide engineering, material supply, construction, commissioning and testing for this installation. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Engineering for the project will be completed at Foster Wheeler’s Clinton, New Jersey, headquarters by the second quarter of 2004. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2004, with the systems scheduled to be in operation by the spring of 2005.

According to Foster Wheeler, the new SCR system will improve air quality by reducing emissions of smog-producing nitrogen oxides (NOx) by up to 90 percent.