SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 19, 2008 08:00 ET

Westar Energy Invests $300 Million at Kansas Power Plant to Reduce Sulfur Dioxide Emissions, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - August 19, 2008) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Westar Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WR) (Topeka, Kansas) is investing over $300 million to modernize and restart three Alstom/Combustion Engineering wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) scrubbers to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2). The modifications include utilizing URS Corporation (NYSE:URS) (San Francisco, California) design absorbers and replacing older modules. When all three FGDs are restarted, an estimated 54,000 tons or over 95% of SO2 will be removed.

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