15 September 2011
Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc., and Struthers Wells, a division of TEi have been awarded a contract to supply feed-water heaters, moisture separators and oil-to-salt heat exchangers for a solar power plant located in the south-western US.
TEi will supply 10 feed-water heaters (four high-pressure and six low-pressure units) and two moisture separators. These feed-water heaters will utilise the extracting steam from various points of the turbine to increase the temperature of the feed water, and 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 use concentrating solar power (CSP) technology to capture heat generated by sunlight to convert into electricity. Upon its completion, this plant will generate 280 megawatts (MW) of electricity and will make a significant contribution to fulfil renewable energy power demands in the region.