A subsidiary of the Babcock & Wilcox Company has been awarded a contract to refurbish two Babcock & Wilcox radiant tower-type boilers at the Suralaya steam power plant on Java Island, Indonesia.

According to Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), it will redesign and supply superheater and reheater surface, low NOx combustion systems, pulverizer performance enhancements, and other boiler upgrade equipment.

The contract was signed with Marubeni Corporation, the contractor on the Suralaya rehabilitation project. The Suralaya plant is owned by Indonesia’s government-run utility company, Perusahaan Listrik Negara, which is overhauling the 3,400MW coal-fired power plant to extend its life, improve its efficiency and reduce emissions, said the company.

Suralaya’s Units 1 and 2, currently having a capacity of 400MW each, were supplied by B&W in the early 1980s. The upgrades will increase the capacity of each unit to 440MW.

Engineering is underway at B&W PGG’s Barberton, Ohio, headquarters and material delivery is expected in late 2009 and early 2010. P.T. Babcock & Wilcox Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of B&W PGG, will provide services during boiler installation, commissioning and testing. Unit 1 is scheduled to go online in the fall of 2010, followed by Unit 2 several months later.

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), an operating subsidiary of McDermott International, is engaged in advanced energy technology innovation and service, primarily in nuclear and fossil power. Providing good products and technical services to commercial and government customers, B&W is focused on issues such as energy efficiency, clean air, global market competitiveness, and secure resolution for nuclear waste.