Thermal Engineering International (TEi), located in Santa Fe Springs, CA, a subsidiary of Babcock Power, 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 US.
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, 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 280MW of electricity, and will make a significant contribution to fulfill renewable energy power demands in the Southwest US.
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 US 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.