WARRENVILLE, US: Fuel Tech, Inc., a maker of engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, has announced receipt of multiple air pollution control orders totaling $2.2 million.
Two of the contracts originated in China. The first represents an order for NOxOUT Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) systems for nitrogen oxide (NOx) control at three new municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerators at a single site in southwestern China. Equipment deliveries for this project, which is designed to satisfy local environmental requirements, are scheduled to commence during the third quarter of 2010. The second order was for a NOxOUT HERT system on a pulverized coal combustion unit at a paper mill in Guangzhou City - the capital of Guangdong Province - where new NOx emission incentives have been put into place in anticipation of the upcoming Asian Games.
Elsewhere overseas, the following orders were secured: a boiler conversion engineering study from an electric utility in Chile; a mapping and modeling order from an existing Korean client; and an SNCR demonstration on a medium-sized electric utility boiler firing oil shale in Estonia.
In the United States, new orders include the following: a HERT SNCR demonstration project from a Western electric utility subject to the Regional Haze Rule; mapping and modeling orders from a Midwestern electric utility; and an engineering study for the possible addition of a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system to a currently operating SNCR system. Often, demonstrations, mapping and modeling initiatives and engineering studies represent the first steps in an investment program and can lead to larger client projects for Fuel Tech.
John F. Norris Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “China is the world’s largest municipal solid waste generator and so we are gratified to be announcing our first NOx control project in this important market segment. As China seeks to increase its rate of solid waste treatment, a large number of NOx reduction initiatives on MSW incinerators should present themselves, including projects with our current customer.”
Norris continued, “We are also very pleased to have received our initial NOx control order in Guangzhou City, where recently enacted emission reduction targets have been mandated for electric utility, industrial and MSW plants in advance of the 2010 Asian Games. This project also represents our first in the Chinese paper mill industry and we would anticipate additional bidding opportunities being made available by this newest client.”
Norris concluded, “With respect to Estonia, this demonstration represents our first project in this European Union nation, which is subject to specific EU directives related to NOx emission limits. Moreover, we will be testing our technology for the first time on a unit firing oil shale, a common fuel source in Estonia, which has large oil shale deposits and a number of oil shale-fired power boilers.”