News Release
May 21, 2002

DUKE/FLUOR DANIEL--BABCOCK BORSIG POWER INC. CONSORTIUM AWARDED CONTRACT TO CONSTRUCT AND INSTALL POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY AT N.C. COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  A consortium of Duke/Fluor Daniel (D/FD) and Babcock Borsig Power, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Duke Power to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR) for Belews Creek Steam Station, a two-unit, 2,240-megawatt, coal-fired power generation facility in Stokes County, N.C. The SCR system will reduce the plant’s nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions 80 percent, from a current baseline of 0.50 pounds per million Btu to 0.10 pounds per million Btu.

Services provided under the turnkey contract will cover:

 

In addition the consortium will provide operations and maintenance procedures and training for Belews Creek plant operators. Installation is scheduled to be completed in 2004. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

 

SCR systems reduce NOx emissions by injecting ammonia into boiler flue gas and passing it through a catalyst bed, where the NOx and ammonia react to form nitrogen and water vapor. Many existing fossil-fueled, power generation facilities are being retrofitted with SCR technology to bring emissions in line with requirements of federal clean air legislation passed in the 1990s.

 

“The engineering, construction and commissioning of SCR systems is an important market for D/FD,” said Ted Rosiak, senior vice president -- D/FD Operating Plant Services. “Our portfolio of current and pending SCR projects is more than 6,700 megawatts of coal-fired generation. When we formed our Operating Plant Services group some years ago, we targeted this market because it requires a good marriage of our capabilities in plant operations and maintenance as well as engineering and construction.”

 

“D/FD’s capabilities, coupled with Babcock Borsig Power’s industry-leading SCR expertise and technology, make this consortium ideally suited to our needs,” said Bill Coley, president -- Duke Power. “The consortium is in the final testing stages of a similar SCR installation at Duke Power’s Cliffside Steam Station.”

 

D/FD and Babcock Borsig Power are scheduled to complete the SCR installation at Cliffside Steam Station Unit 5 by May 2002. The unit is a 560-megawatt, coal-fired unit in Rutherford County, N.C.

 

D/FD provides comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and operating plant services for fossil-fueled electric power generating facilities worldwide. The partnership of Duke Energy and Fluor Corporation affiliates is one of the largest power contractors in the world and has the largest U.S. market share for the engineering and construction of natural gas-fired power projects. D/FD Operating Plant Services supports utility, merchant and cogeneration plants, including operations and maintenance contracts, capital projects, turbine fleet management, environmental retrofits and other major plant improvements. For more information, visit www.dukefluordaniel.com.

 

Babcock Borsig Power, Inc. is a subsidiary of Babcock Borsig AG of Oberhausen, Germany. The Worcester, Mass.-based company includes the Environmental Systems Division, responsible for emissions control products, and the Energy Systems and Services Division, responsible for new steam generators as well as full-scope services for existing generating plants. Babcock Borsig Power is one of the world’s leading power generation companies, with its business groups providing waste-to-energy plants, gas-cleaning technology, state-of-the-art supercritical Benson boilers for utility applications, waste heat recovery technology, commissioning, after-sales services and replacement parts. For more information, visit www.bbpwr.com.

 

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Fluor is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $9 billion in fiscal year 2001. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.

 

Duke Power, a business unit of Duke Energy, is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities and provides safe, reliable, competitively priced electricity to approximately two million customers in North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke Power operates three nuclear generating stations, eight coal-fired stations, 31 hydroelectric stations and numerous combustion turbine units. Total system generating capability is approximately 19,300 megawatts. More information about Duke Power is available on the Internet at: www.dukepower.com.

 

  Duke Energy, a diversified multinational energy company, creates value for customers and shareholders through an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. Duke Energy manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses -- generating revenues of more than $59 billion in 2001. Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 100 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.  

 

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