Babcock & Wilcox’s subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Canada (B&W Canada), will provide services for critical components of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Unit 3 in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The firm will engineer, manufacture, deliver and construct critical components for SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Unit 3 in the area of Estevan.

The work will enhance the efficiency of the dam and is a part of the plant’s life extension and conversion programme, which will allow for CO2 capture through SaskPower’s Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project.

A final decision on the carbon capture system component will be reached once the new federal emission control regulations have been completed.

Up to that time, B&W Canada will engineer and supply all heat transfer surfaces and a new combustion system with low-NOx technology to extend the dam’s life by 30 years with increased performance.

The project is due to be completed by August 2013.