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GE Lands Emissions Monitoring Contract

Posted on February 11, 2010

GE has received a contract to provide continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) and data acquisition and handling systems (DAHS) for Conectiv Mid-Merit, LLC’s new environmentally friendly power generating facility in Delta, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Services provided to Conectiv’s Delta combined-cycle plant project will include system engineering, equipment fabrication, installation supervision and startup for three CEMS systems; monitoring of NOx, CO, NH3 and O2; collection and archiving of data for environmental reporting; preparation of Conectiv’s reports required under federal and state emission regulations; assembly of accessories building and installation of power distribution and cable management systems for DCS and UPS equipment

Increased environmental awareness and stricter legal regulations/enforcement have led to an expanding need for CEMS and DAHS worldwide. According to a 2009 ARC Advisory Group study (, the world market for CEMS is expected to experience compounded annual growth rates (CAGR) of roughly 10% over the next five years.

Expected for completion in 2010, Conectiv’s new facility in Delta, Pennsylvania, features combined-cycle power generators capable of producing 545 MW of electricity. The combustion turbines can run on natural gas or low sulfur diesel fuel oil. In turn, the hot exhaust from these gas turbines is used to power the steam turbines. This fuel-efficient system consumes 20-30% less fuel than traditional fossil-fired boiler/steam turbine generator plants, and emits almost non-detectable levels of volatile organic emissions and carbon monoxide.

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