Malvern, PA, May 24, 2010 - Johnson Matthey's Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group announced that it will supply a CO oxidation catalyst system to Vogt Power International Inc. (VPI) for a gas turbine at the Langley Gulch Power Plant being built on a remote site in Payette County, Idaho, by the Idaho Power Company. Johnson Matthey is also meeting Vogt's special requirements for the Langley Gulch catalyst system configuration and unique structural design.
The clean, highly efficient Langley Gulch Plant will generate 300 MW of electricity. The combined cycle turbine will use natural gas and steam to produce power. In addition, the plant will help integrate intermittent alternative resources such as wind and solar energy in Idaho Power's service area.
Vogt Power, a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc., will design, engineer, manufacture and deliver the duct-fired, three-pressure-level, natural circulation heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) that will be installed behind a modified GE Frame 7FA gas turbine. The HRSG will be equipped with a multi-pollutant control system including Johnson Matthey 's CO oxidation catalyst system to reduce carbon monoxide (CO).
Construction on the plant to be built south of Interstate 84 at exit 9 is expected to begin in August 2010 and is scheduled for completion December 2012.
Langley Gulch is expected to improve electric service reliability and help deliver power from intermittent renewable resources to all Idaho Power customers.
Idaho Power is a subsidiary of the IDACORP Inc. holding company. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its generation portfolio, Idaho Power's 487,000 residential, business and agricultural customers pay some of the nation's lowest prices for electricity.
About Babcock Power Inc:
Through VPI and its other subsidiaries, Babcock Power is one of the world's leading suppliers of technology, equipment and services to the power generation industry. Babcock Power subsidiaries also include Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA; Babcock Power Environmental, Riley Power Inc. and Babcock Power Services, all Worcester, MA; Boiler Tube Company of America, Lyman, SC; and TEI Construction Services Inc., Duncan, SC.
About Johnson Matthey Stationary Emissions Control (SEC):
Johnson Matthey SEC is well known for its total systems approach to solving customer's emissions problems as well as a reputation for strong customer support at the field service level. SEC designs and supplies catalysts and engineers catalytic systems to control emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and particulate matter (PM). SEC is dedicated to the research, development and application of catalyst technology to improve quality of life by reducing air emissions.
About Johnson Matthey:
Traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: JMAT), Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technologies. The $15 billion company is 193 years old, employs around 8500 people in 30 countries and has been providing catalytic solutions for air quality problems for more than 30 years. The company is backed by a reputation for superior reliability, design, engineering and manufacturing, technological expertise and customer service.
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