Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) announced that its B&W Thermal segment will design and supply industry leading low-NOx combustion technology and an innovative pulverizer system upgrade for Taiwan Power Company’s Taichung Power Plant in Longjing District, Taichung, Taiwan. The contracts total more than $15 million.
Four of the plant’s boilers were supplied by B&W in the 1990s. B&W Thermal will upgrade the combustion system for one unit, providing its custom-engineered AireJet® low-NOx burners. B&W Thermal’s AireJet burners offer significantly reduced nitrogen oxides levels compared to other low-NOx combustion technology, burning cleaner, with high boiler efficiency and improved plant heat rate. B&W Thermal will also convert the existing pulverizer systems on two units from B&W-89 to B&W-92 pulverizers to provide additional fuel grinding capability and efficiency, and will also provide DSVS rotating classifiers and associated equipment as part of these pulverizer system upgrades.
“B&W Thermal has a long and strong relationship with Taiwan Power Company and is pleased to provide this customer with our latest offering in low-NOx burner technology – the AireJet burner, which offers a proven solution to lower emissions and improve plant efficiency,” said Jimmy Morgan, B&W Chief Operating Officer. “As the original equipment provider for these units nearly three decades ago, we’re looking forward to bringing new technology solutions to this plant, and to helping our customer continue to generate reliable and affordable power, while also reducing emissions.”