Environmental Protection

B&W, Fluor Form Alliance to Market Carbon Capture Technology

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) and Fluor Corporation have formed a strategic alliance to market and sell carbon dioxide (CO2) capture systems for existing coal-fired power plants in the United States and Canada.

B&W PGG and Fluor will jointly market and provide project execution for Fluor’s Econamine FG PlusSM technology – an advanced version of an established Fluor process that has been used in 23 commercial plants for the recovery of CO2 from flue gas for more than 20 years. The process uses an advanced amine-based solvent to capture CO2, which can then be permanently stored or used in other industrial applications.

The alliance combines the strengths of Fluor’s established technology and engineering, procurement, and construction capabilities with B&W PGG’s expertise in the retrofit supply and integration of air quality control systems.

Both companies will collaborate on providing engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning services. The agreement also includes a license for B&W to use and market the technology in support of this collaborative effort. B&W will provide Fluor access to its research and development facilities and pilot plant in Barberton, Ohio, for testing and advancing the process for future coal-fired plant scale-up applications.

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