The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC), announced today that one of its subsidiaries, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has signed a contract to design, engineer, supply and construct a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for Consumers Energy’s J.H. Campbell Generating Complex Unit 2, located near West Olive, Mich.

Under the terms of the contract, B&W PGG will supply and build an SCR system for the control of nitrogen oxides (NO X) emissions and associated equipment and flues for the 360 megawatt (MW) Campbell Unit 2. Engineering for the project is already underway.

“B&W is a proven leader in providing emissions control systems, including SCRs for NO X reduction, for commercial power plants,” said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer Richard L. Killion. “We have the experience and the technical expertise to help our customers meet government-mandated emissions standards economically and efficiently.”

Construction of the supplied equipment has started and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013.

The J.H. Campbell Complex consists of three coal-fired electric generating units capable of producing up to 1,455 MW of electricity, enough to power a community of more than a million people. Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS), provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.5 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

About B&W

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 13,000 people, in addition to approximately 10,000 joint venture employees. Learn more at www.babcock.com .

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

B&W cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to the scope and timing of the SCR contract for the Campbell Unit 2. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, changes in the scope of the contract, including cancelation, and delays or other difficulties executing on our contracts in backlog. If one or more of these or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expected. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see B&W’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form 10, as amended. B&W cautions not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law.

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