1 March 2005 - Ducon Technologies has announced that it will supply its advanced seawater Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) technology for a 500 MW heavy fuel oil fired power plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Ducon's seawater FGD technology utilizes proprietary scrubber internals that would utilize the natural alkalinity of seawater to capture over 92 per cent of inlet sulphur dioxide in the flue gas. Aron Govil, President of Ducon stated, "Our technology does not use any chemicals and does not generate any waste product in cleaning sulphur dioxide from the combustion flue gases; it only uses ocean water which is returned back to the ocean with a slight increase in the sulphate content, a natural constituent of seawater."
Ducon along with its partner Saudi Archirodon Co. will provide a turnkey installation that will also include dry electrostatic precipitators for particulate removal, soot conveying & utilization system and stack refurbishing. This is a zero discharge system with no waste for disposal. The seawater is treated in a water treatment area and then discharged into the ocean without harming the marine life. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2006.