La Cygne Generating Station Environmental Retrofit
La Cygne, Kansas
The La Cygne environmental upgrades included emission control equipment designed to meet Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) standards.
KCP&L and Westar Energy selected the team of TIC – The Industrial Company, Kiewit and Sargent & Lundy LLC to engineer, procure and construct the retrofit to the 1500-MW plant. The La Cygne Generating Station Environmental Retrofit Project included the installation of two Hitachi wet FGD scrubbers and new fabric filters on Unit 1 and Unit 2; and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, low-NOx burners and over-fire air system on Unit 2 of the facility.
The completed units helped deliver cleaner, coal-fired generation with SO2 emissions removal efficiency of over 98 percent and NOx emissions on Unit 2 of 0.05 lb/MBtu.