Greentech Lead Asia: Fuel Tech, a global provider in
advanced engineering solutions for combustion and emissions control systems for
utility and industrial applications, has received multiple air pollution
control (APC) orders in China totaling $3.9 million.
Fuel Tech has received three orders for ULTRA projects in
China. Fuel Tech’s ULTRA process provides for the safe and cost-effective
on-site conversion of urea to ammonia for use as a reagent in the selective
catalytic reduction of NOx, eliminating the hazards associated with the
transport, storage and handling of anhydrous or aqueous ammonia.
A power producer in China has placed the first order for
ULTRA systems for two large-sized coal-fired units that are being retrofitted
with nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction technology.
The second order, placed by a new customer, is an award
of ULTRA systems for two large-sized coal-fired units. A repeat customer of
Fuel Tech has placed the third order for the ULTRA system for one medium-sized
coal-fired unit being retrofitted with NOx control technology.
Fuel Tech will deliver the equipment for two projects in
the third quarter of this year and the delivery for the remaining project
scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter.
The fourth order, placed by an existing customer in
China, is an award of combustion modifications and an Over-Fire Air (OFA)
system for a small industrial unit. Combustion modifications, typically the
first NOx reduction efforts employed, can improve efficiency and reduce the
formation of NOx by altering the combustion process. Fuel Tech’s OFA
systems stage combustion for enhanced NOx reduction. Equipment delivery
for this project is expected to occur in the third quarter of this year.
“We are pleased to receive these three ULTRA orders
for five coal-fired units from both new and repeat customers. As more SCR
systems are installed to comply with the NOx reduction requirements, we
will see this market opportunity expand as our proprietary ULTRA technology
continues to demonstrate its ability to generate ammonia in a safe,
cost-effective manner,” said Douglas G. Bailey, chairman, president and chief
executive officer, Fuel Tech.