Struthers Wells to Provide Solar Generation Equipment for Spanish Power Project

September 13, 2011

Improving solar energy availability for parabolic trough technology

Houston, TX – Struthers Wells, a division of Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), a Babcock Power Inc. company with offices located in Houston, TX and Warren, PA, has been awarded a contract to design and supply two sets of solar steam generators complete with preheaters, kettle type evaporators, superheaters and reheaters, as well as low pressure and high pressure feedwater heaters for power plants located in the Extremadura Region of Spain. The plants are owned by a world leading renewable energy provider.

Struthers Wells equipment will be installed at the two (2) Solar Thermoelectric generation Power Plants, which will have a 50 MW water steam cycle, and use solar energy as the primary energy source collected by a Parabolic Trough Collectors field (PTC). The Plants will also utilize a molten salts thermal storage system, which permits electrical power generation during the lack of solar radiation. The equipment delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

“We are pleased to supply equipment and services, and continue the expansion of our solar generation technology around the world. The application of our solar steam generators and feedwater heaters in Concentrated Solar Power Plants highlights our bpigreen initiative, to provide the most cost effective, environmentally responsible solution for our customers’ specified needs,” stated Ken Murakoshi, Senior Vice President – General Manager of Struthers Wells.

Babcock Power Inc. (www.babcockpower.com) 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; provides Waste Heat Boilers, Reaction Furnaces, Fired Heaters, High Pressure Heat Exchangers and a complete portfolio of Heat Recovery systems for the Oil & Gas Industry through Struthers Wells a division of Thermal engineering International (USA); 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. ###