News Release - May 10, 1999
SASKPOWER LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE OF ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR INSTALLATION AT BOUNDARY DAM POWER STATION
Deputy Premier and Crown Investments Corporation Minister Dwain
Lingenfelter, today announced that a second unit at Boundary Dam Power
Station will be retrofitted with electrostatic precipitators,
beginning later this year.
The installation is the second phase of a five-year project to reduce
particulate emissions at Boundary Dam Power Station. The project is
the lead initiative under a Memorandum of Understanding reached by
SaskPower and the Department of Environment and Resource Management in
March 1998 to provide long-term environmental protection initiatives.
The electrostatic precipitators will remove up to 99 per cent of
particulate emissions from the stacks at Boundary Dam Power Station,
reducing emissions to within government guidelines for new power
stations and supporting SaskPower's environmental action plan and
commitment to sustainable development.
The first phase installing an electrostatic precipitator on Unit #4
will be in service by late September 1999. Unit #3 will be
retrofitted in the second phase, which begins this summer and is
scheduled for completion by September 2000.
Through competitive tender, ABB Power Generation Segment in Canada has
been awarded the contract to design, manufacture and commission the
Unit #3 electrostatic precipitator. This second phase will cost
approximately $12 million and create 30 person-years of employment.
Saskatchewan businesses will also be able to bid on up to $2.5 million
worth of work, such as steel fabrication, material supply and
construction equipment rental.
Lingenfelter presented ABB Power Generation Segment in Canada with
SaskPower's Power of Business award, an initiative to recognize the
contributions of suppliers throughout Saskatchewan. A recognized
leader in precipitator technology, ABB has customers across Canada and
in 25 countries world-wide.
"The environmental and economic benefits of ABB's partnership with
SaskPower to our community and our province are many,"
Liungenfelter said. "ABB is one more example of a SaskPower
partnership that is working for the citizens of Saskatchewan."
"The steps being taken to reduce particulate emissions from the stacks
at Boundary Dam will have a significant effect on the environment
without compromising the reliability, or affordability, of our power
supply," said Environment and Resource Management Minister Lorne
The remaining three units at Boundary Dam Power Station are to be
retrofitted with electrostatic precipitators at a rate of one per
year, with project completion in 2003.
For more information, call:
(306) 566-3167 (Regina)
(888) 536-0000 (Toll-free)