New scrubbers for Unit 6

Shaw Stone & Webster has been awarded a contract to retrofit the coal-fired generating Unit 6 at Dominion’s Chesterfield Station in Chester, Virginia with pollution control equipment.


The Shaw Group today announced that its Shaw Stone & Webster unit has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to retrofit the coal-fired generating Unit 6 at Dominion’s Chesterfield Station in Chester, Virginia with pollution control equipment.



The retrofit will include the installation of Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) equipment, also known as “scrubbers,” which are designed to remove over 95 percent of the unit’s sulphur dioxide emissions.



FDGs employ a sorbent, usually lime or limestone, to remove sulphur dioxide from the gases produced by burning fossil fuels.



Engineering is already in progress and construction is expected to begin in 2006. Completion for the Chesterfield location is expected in summer 2008.


J.M. Bernhard, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaw, said, “This latest scrubber award furthers our leadership position in the scrubber market both logistically and in terms of a demonstrated and broad range of successful relationships in this industry.”