When the 750 MW
Longview Power Project begins commercial operation in March of 2011, it will be the world's first supercritical FW-BENSON Vertical pulverized coal (PC)boiler and will demonstrate the innovative features of its low mass flux evaporator designthat utilizes optimized rifled tubing. Structural steel is in place, pressure part erection isunderway, and mechanical completion is scheduled for October 2010.The project is located on a greenfield site in a mine mouth location at Maidsville, WestVirginia, 70 miles south of Pittsburgh. The project is owned by Longview Power, LLC,which is 100% owned by GenPower Holdings, LP. The Project is being constructed by aconsortium of Siemens Energy, Inc. and Aker Construction, Inc., with the boiler supplied byFoster Wheeler directly to Longview.Foster Wheeler (FW) designed and is supplying the boiler, Siemens is providing the steamturbine generator, air quality control equipment, cooling tower and stack. Aker is responsiblefor construction/installation of equipment and materials.The boiler will generate supercritical steam at 1056
C), 3840 psia (265 bar) to drive asingle reheat turbine to deliver 769 MW
gross (695 MW
net) firing an Eastern USAbituminous coal. Pollution control equipment includes a wet scrubber and baghouse for SO
and particulate control. A selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system is provided for NO
control.Other unique aspects of the project include that it is the first US supercritical coal plantdeveloped by an independent power producer (IPP), the first greenfield coal plant in thenortheastern USA in over 20 years, the first major private equity participation in a new UScoal plant project, and the first Siemens steam reference plant in the US.Described in this paper are the project participants, structure, and status, the main boilerdesign features, and the innovative FW/BENSON low mass flux boiler technology.