$320m global contracts win for Alstom.
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations worldwide are fueling the growth of the AQCS market globally. This trend is set to continue due to the large number of installed coal-fired power plants in North America and Europe, and the massive scale of new fossil-fired power plant development in Asian countries, in response to high demand in these fast growing economies.
In Saudi Arabia, an Alstom - Cerrey SA de CV consortium has been awarded the contract to supply boilers and air quality control equipment for the Ras Tanura Integrated project. The contract has been awarded by Fluor Transworld Services, responsible for building the petrochemical complex for Sadara Chemical; a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco. The Dow-Aramco petrochemical complex, which is said to be the world's largest, will comprise 30 world-scale production plants.
Alstom's consortium partner, Cerrey SA de CV is responsible for the design, fabrication and delivery of 6x80 MW oil and gas-fired boilers and Alstom for the AQCS system, consisting of a Selective Catalyst Reducer and Alstom's patented NID flue gas desulphurisation system for each boiler. The AQCS system will reduce sulphur emissions by 95%, nitrous oxide emissions by close to 90% and almost completely eliminate particulate material emissions. Cerrey SA de CV is owned 25% by Alstom and the VU-60 type boilers being supplied for this project, are licensed from Alstom.
NID is Alstom's patented Dry Flue Gas Desulphurisation (DFGD) system, which has gained a lot of momentum recently because it offers lower capital and operation costs when compared to some other FGD systems. Alstom has installed more than 8 GW of this technology in the power generation industry with significant installations in the Waste to Energy and Iron and Steel industries as well.
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