Danvers, MA - Babcock Power Inc. (BPI) announced today that its subsidiary, Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi) located in Santa Fe Springs CA, has recently been awarded two major contracts for the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station near Bay City, Texas, USA.
The contracts include the design and fabrication of 12 replacement feedwater heater bundles, and 2 Moisture Separator Reheaters (MSR) for Units 1 and 2. The heater bundles were designed for maximum duty given fixed physical constraints as determined by the original vendor’s drawings. The new moisture separator reheaters are replacing existing systems and will include high efficiency vane type separators and redesigned drain systems to improve the plant heat rate and system reliability, while reducing erosion/corrosion on the low pressure turbine blading.
Jon Koenig, President of TEi, stated that, "The design of the replacement tube bundles was facilitated by TEi’s strategic purchase of all Westinghouse, Marley Heat Transfer, EFCO, and Struthers Industries feedwater heater drawings and programs. Like the feedwater heaters, our MSR design is a result of decades of operating experience and continuous research and development which is unparalleled by any other manufacturer."
The South Texas Project Electric Generating Station (STP) is one of the newest and largest nuclear power plants in the United States. STP’s two reactors produce 2,500 megawatts of electricity, enough for more than one million homes and businesses in south central Texas.
Babcock Power Inc., through its subsidiaries, 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 through its Vogt Power International 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 and nuclear 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.