Messinger Bearings Awarded Chicago Gear Contract
January 11, 2007—Messinger Bearings has been awarded a contract to provide 40 large bearings to Chicago Gear for use in eight Babcock & Wilcox coal pulverizers for Texas Utilities.
Babcock & Wilcox was awarded the contract to supply eight identical supercritical coal-fired boilers as part of TXUs solid-fuel power generation program in Texas. According to Messinger Bearings press release, the eight boilers, each with a capacity of 858 MW, will be the largest of this kind under construction in the U.S. to date.
Messinger was selected to provide the 35.433" diameter thrust roller bearings because of the companys previous experience supplying this type of bearing for other B&W pulverizers. Messinger will begin shipments to Chicago Gear in April and will complete delivery in November 2007.