ALSTOM wins major NOx reduction order in UK

Jan. 9, 2004 — ALSTOM announced it has won the order from Powergen UK plc to install a major new NOx reduction technology system on Unit 1 at Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, located in Nottingham, England.

It will be the first commercial installation of a boosted overfire air (BOFA) system in the UK. The system will enable Powergen to achieve NOx emission levels commensurate with those required under the European Union’s forthcoming Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD), due for implementation on 1 January 2008.

Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station has four 500 MW coal-fired boilers, which were originally supplied by Babcock and commissioned during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

“ALSTOM has designed and installed more than 350 NOx solution systems on existing power plants worldwide — representing about 100 GW of clean, environmentally-responsible generation,” said John Dickson, ALSTOM’s European Director of Performance Projects. “This success further confirms ALSTOM’s leadership in supplying NOx solutions to meet customer requirements and environmental improvements.”

According to Gary Ulliott, Plant Manager of Powergen’s Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, “ALSTOM won this contract despite strong commercial and technical competition. Their proposal allows us great flexibility with a potential for further development. We are looking forward to seeing the plant in action next summer.”

ALSTOM is a global provider in energy and transport infrastructure. The company serves the energy market through its activities in the fields of power generation and power transmission and distribution, and the transport market through its activities in rail and marine. In fiscal year 2002/03, ALSTOM had annual sales in excess of �20 billion and employed around 100,000 people in over 70 countries worldwide.