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B&W Establishes Itself as a Leader in Biomass Energy

13 May 2010

In the past 16 months, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has continued to demonstrate itself as a leader in the field of clean energy technology, signing contracts to build, replace or retool three boilers to fire biomass and conduct 16 engineering studies for customers interested in generating power from biomass fuels. B&W PGG is an operating unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Company.

Numerous utilities and industrial customers across North America have turned to B&W PGG to evaluate the feasibility of converting their coal-fired boilers to burn or co-fire a variety of carbon-neutral fuels, including woody biomass, wood waste and beet pulp. B&W PGG also has been selected to build a biomass boiler for a major U.S. university and to convert two coal-fired boilers owned by a large, mid-western electric utility to burn pulverized wood pellets.

"Throughout 2009 and now in 2010, B&W PGG has demonstrated to customers that it is an industry leader in power generation solutions from biomass and other clean fuels," said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer Richard L. Killion. "As America and the world move toward using cleaner, more sustainable fuel sources, we're poised to meet the needs of our customers."

Engineering work for the boiler projects and engineering studies is currently underway at B&W PGG's Barberton headquarters.

About B&W

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), a major operating subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., is a leader in advanced energy technology innovation and service, primarily in nuclear and fossil power. Providing quality products and technical services to commercial and government customers, B&W is focused on issues such as energy efficiency, clean air, global market competitiveness, and safe and secure resolution for nuclear waste. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 13,000 people, not including approximately 10,000 joint venture employees. The company is located on the Internet at www.babcock.com.

 

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B&W Contact:
Ryan Cornell
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
330.860.1345 
rscornell@babcock.com