Babcock Power to Supply Emission Controls for South Carolina Coal Plants

April 8, 2008

Danvers, MA – Babcock Power Inc. (BPI), based in Danvers, MA, announced today that one of its subsidiary companies, Babcock Power Environmental Inc. (BPE) was awarded a contract to supply the Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization Systems (WFGD) for South Carolina Electric & Gas’ (SCE & G) coal-fired Wateree Station, in Eastover, and Williams Station in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

The Contract includes the supply of two WFGDs complete with; Absorber Island, limestone preparation, and gypsum dewatering systems, with complete flue duct and structural steel components to integrate the WFGD system into the existing power plants. The systems are designed for up to 98% SO2 removal efficiency with the specified coal. Williams Station produces 640 MWs of electricity while Wateree Station, powered by two Riley supercritical pulverized coal boilers, generates 700 MWs. The contract has an approximate value of one hundred million dollars and is scheduled for completion in 2009.

Jim Dougherty, President of Babcock Power Environmental, stated that, “We are pleased to be working with SCE&G to continue to improve the air quality for the South Carolina customers. Our team generated efficient and economical designs, including accommodating two boilers feeding one absorber vessel, in order to meet the customer’s requirements on this fast track project. ”

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South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 639,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 303,000 customers in 34 counties in the state.

Babcock Power Inc., www.babcockpower.com, through its subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology, equipment, and services to the power generation industry. Babcock Power subsidiary companies include; Vogt Power International (Louisville, KY), Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA), Babcock Power Environmental, Riley Power and Babcock Power Services (Worcester, MA), Boiler Tube Company of America (Lyman, SC), and TEi Construction Services, Inc. (Duncan, SC).