Babcock Power Environmental to Supply Mercury Emissions Technology for Northeast Power Plant

September 14, 2010

Danvers, MA – Babcock Power Environmental Inc., based in Worcester, MA, a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc. (BPI), located in Danvers, MA, has been awarded a contract to supply Activated Lignite HOK(r) technology to control mercury emissions at a large Northeast utility.

Activated Lignite HOK (r) is a carbon product and associated technology used for mercury emission control in coal fired power plants, as well as gas cleaning processes in waste-to-energy plants, hazardous waste disposal facilities and other industrial facilities. It is available in several mean particle sizes, with chemical additives for enhanced mercury oxidation, and in multiple shipping formats to provide superior adsorption and control of mercury and dioxins/furans. Babcock Power Environmental has established an exclusive agreement with RWE Power of Cologne, Germany to apply their Activated Lignite HOK Technology to the North American market.

With notable adsorptive properties, low ash content and favorable price, HOK has been used worldwide in more than 400 waste management facilities for flue gas cleaning. HOK was tested in the US on a full-scale utility coal-fired plant, proving to be an excellent mercury control adsorbent comparable with benchmark sorbent activated carbon.

Jim Dougherty, President of Babcock Power Environmental, stated, “We look forward to this project. HOK Technology is a proven effective mercury emissions control system, and we strive to utilize this product to assist our customers in generating clean, efficient power for a greener environment.”

Babcock Power Inc. ( is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology, equipment and services to the power generation industry. Babcock Power designs, manufactures and services heat recovery steam generators and simple cycle exhaust systems through its Vogt Power International Inc. subsidiary located in Louisville, KY; provides heat exchangers and after market services, including moisture separator reheaters, steam surface condensers and feedwater heaters for fossil-fired, nuclear and concentrated solar plants through its Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. subsidiary located in Santa Fe Springs, CA; and provides new steam generators, environmental solutions (including SCRs, flue gas scrubbers and mercury removal systems), and a complete portfolio of after market solutions to the electric utility and waste-to-energy industries for any OEM’s boiler through its subsidiaries located in Worcester, MA.

RWE Power AG ( is the electricity generation company in the RWE Group, and ranks among Europe’s largest power producers. For its generation, RWE Power draws on a wide range of primary energies: Nuclear energy and lignite, which is produced in the Company’s own opencast operations in Germany (Rhineland), in base load; hard coal, gas and renewable energies like water, wind and biomass in mid-merit and peak load. Solid lignite Fuels and Activated Lignite HOK are also produced from selected lignite qualities in order to achieve high quality standards in their own facilities. The installed power plant capacity of RWE Power and its affiliates is approx. 33,000 MW – with an installed lignite fired capacity of some 11.000 MW. ###