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Air Pollution Control Systems Supplied By Alstom

Posted on August 31, 2009

Alstom has won a contract to install air quality control systems on units 1,2 and 3 of the Mazatlán power plant, operated by Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. The contract represents Alstom´s largest installation of this type of equipment in Mexico and provides further opportunities for Alstom to address the critical need for air quality control in Mexico’s power stations.

Alstom signed the US$34 million contract with Double V Holding, the leading Mexican developer in environmental solutions, as the main contractor selected by the state-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Under the terms of this contract, Alstom will engineer, design and supply three electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) for the 616 MW oil-fired power plant. The ESPs will filter the plant’s flue gas, greatly reducing particulate emissions* and thus allowing the Comisión Federal de Electricidad to conform to Mexican environmental requirements.

Mexico has the second largest oil reserves in Latin America, and a large proportion of its installed base of 60 GW still operates on fuel-oil. However, Mexico has made a commitment to modernizing its power industry, providing key opportunities for Alstom in the field of emissions reduction. “We are particularly pleased to have been selected by Double V Holding to help Comisión Federal de Electricidad upgrade their power generation base in order to maintain environmental efficiency,” commented Patrick Fragman, Vice President and Head of Environmental Control Systems at Alstom Power. “We look forward to continue assisting DVH in their efforts to upgrade Mexico’s power industry via the reduction of particle emissions in their power station fleet.”

Alstom has supplied more than 3000 ESPs worldwide.

For more information: www.alstom.com

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