The new plant, which is owned by American Electric Power’s Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) subsidiary, will fire Powder River Basin (PRB) coal in a 600 MW net pulverized coal-fired spiral wound universal pressure boiler. The SCR system will have two reactors with two layers each for initial catalyst loading. The SCR system is designed to operate year round and has no bypass.
Argillon designs and manufactures SCR catalyst and systems used in power plants, power generation engines, gas turbines, industrial manufacturing facilities, marine propulsion engines, and automotive applications. The Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems and catalyst manufactured by Argillon reduce emissions to help meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. Argillon is the only manufacturer in the world to produce both honeycomb and plate-type catalysts for SCRs. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is the most effective system for reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. Argillon has SCR catalyst installed in over 1,000 applications around the world.
The Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) is a major operating unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. B&W PGG is a world leader in the power generation industry and designs, engineers, manufactures, services and constructs steam generating and environmental equipment for utilities and industries worldwide.
American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than five million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning more than 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. Its SWEPCO subsidiary serves 464,000 customers in three states: 112,000 in western Arkansas, 176,000 in Northwest Louisiana, and 176,000 in East Texas.