BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) announced today its Power Group successfully has completed an air quality control retrofit project for PPL Generation, LLC, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, at its Brunner Island coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania.
As part of its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, Shaw installed two flue gas desulfurization systems, or scrubbers, to serve the Brunner Island power plant’s three coal-fired generating units. The scrubbers for Unit 3 began operation in April 2009, and the scrubbers for Units 1 and 2 began operation in November 2009. The scrubbers will remove approximately 90 percent of sulfur dioxide emissions from Brunner Island’s 1,483-MW electric generating capacity. Shaw employees and subcontractors performed more than 2.5 million hours of work without a lost workday injury on the project.
Shaw also provided engineering services for an electrostatic precipitator retrofit on Unit 2. The retrofit, which significantly reduces particulate emissions from the coal-fired unit, began operation in November 2009.
While working on the Brunner Island retrofit project, Shaw executed a similar EPC contract at PPL’s Montour power plant. Work at the two projects was performed simultaneously from 2006 until the completion of the Montour project in 2008.
“Following the successful conclusion of the Montour retrofit project, the Brunner Island air quality control retrofit project completion demonstrates Shaw’s ability to safely execute multiple projects on schedule for a single client across several sites,” said Fred Buckman, president of Shaw’s Power Group.
“The scrubbers and other environmental improvements at Montour and Brunner Island represent an investment by PPL in environmental upgrades for our coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania. Thanks to Shaw’s work on the retrofit projects, these power plants will continue to serve our customers with cleaner energy for many years to come,” said Manuel Gonzalez, project director for PPL Generation, LLC.
The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) is a leading global provider of engineering, construction, technology, fabrication, remediation and support services for clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response industries. A Fortune 500 company with fiscal year 2009 annual revenues of $7.3 billion, Shaw has approximately 28,000 employees around the world and is the power sector industry leader according to Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For more information, please visit Shaw’s Web site at www.shawgrp.com.
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