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Air Quality Control Contracts For Alstom

Posted on February 11, 2010

Alstom announced that it has been awarded several contracts valued in excess of US$ 233 million to supply and install its air quality control systems (AQCS) at power plants in Russia, Estonia, Poland, the United States, Saudi Arabia and India.

The company has a large installed base in air quality control systems with over 100 000 MW of wet, seawater and dry flue gas desulphurization systems (FGD) installed worldwide. The company also reports that they have more than 210 000 MW of electrostatic precipitators (ESP) installed worldwide, offering over 40 years experience in the field.

FGD systems remove sulfur dioxide released from coal-fired power plants and ESP's are used to remove ash particles created during the combustion process. Recently introduced regulations on pollutants are fueling the growth of air quality control systems market worldwide. .

This trend is expected to continue due to the large number of installed coal-fired power plants in North America and Europe and the numerous new fossil-fueled power plants being built in Asia, particularly in India and China, in response to high demand in these fast growing economies

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