Fortum will supply nitrogen oxides reduction systems to coal-fired power plants owned by EDF Group in Krakow and Wroclaw, Poland. The deliveries are part of a project to be implemented in 2014-2015 to upgrade the combustion technology of the boilers at the Krakow and Wroclaw power plants with the latest technology.
The systems to be delivered by Fortum will bring the nitrogen emissions of the power plants to clearly below the European Union’s new, strict emissions norms that take effect in 2016. Fortum was selected as the supplier on the basis of a Europe-wide bidding round. The value of the delivery is EUR 90 million, and the project is being implemented in co-operation with Instal Kraków S.A.
The combustion technology of the boilers at the Krakow and Wroclaw power plants will be completely renewed. Among other things, the boilers will receive new low-NOx burners to reduce nitrogen emissions as well as new air distribution and automation. Additionally, each boiler will be equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system to reduce nitrogen oxides. The upgrades are based on Fortum and Babcock-Hitachi’s more than 20 years of collaboration in product development of environmentally friendly combustion technology.
Development and deliveries of emissions-reduction burner technologies and the expert services related to combustion technology are one of the expert services Fortum offers internationally. For more than 20 years, Fortum has delivered e.g. hundreds of nitrogen oxides-reducing low-NOx burners to power plants around the world. For example, collaboration with the Krakow power plant started back in the mid-1990s with combustion technology upgrades that were compliant with emissions regulations at that time.
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