TEi Equipment Selected for New Solar Power Plant in Desert Southwest

September 15, 2011

Danvers, MA – Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), located in Santa Fe Springs, CA, a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc., based in Danvers, MA, and Struthers Wells, a division of (TEi), with offices located in Houston, TX and Warren, PA, have been awarded a contract to supply feedwater heaters, moisture separators and oil to salt heat exchangers for a Solar Power Plant located in Southwest United States.

TEi will supply ten feedwater heaters; four high-pressure, six low-pressure units, and two moisture separators. These feedwater heaters will utilize the extracting steam from various points of the turbine to increase the temperature of the feedwater, and thus improving the plant’s overall heat rate. In addition, Struthers Wells, a division of TEi will supply six oil to salt heat exchangers. The plant will be using Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology to capture heat generated by sunlight to convert into electricity. Upon its completion, this plant will generate 280 Megawatts of electricity, and will make a significant contribution to fulfill renewable energy power demands in the Southwest United States.

Geoffrey Greenberg, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TEi’s Utility Products Division (UPD) commented, “We are pleased to be selected to supply our world recognized technology and expertise for one of the largest solar power plants being built in the U.S. today”.

“We are pleased to supply equipment and services, and continue the expansion of our solar generation technology around the world. The application of our oil to salt heat exchangers 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. ###