Clean Coal Technologies

Large plant directive drives down NOx

13 July 2005 – The UK based clean coal technology specialist Mitsui Babcock has received NOx reduction contracts in the UK worth a combined £14m ($25m).

The contracts include a £9.4m contract at EDF Energy’s Cottam power station and further contracts at Drax power station in North Yorkshire and Didcot power station, Oxfordshire.

Iain Miller of Mitsui Babcock, said: “We are seeing a significant surge in demand for NOx reduction technology and we are expecting to see several more contracts like this in 2005.”

The increased volume of orders come as companies prepare for the government’s Large Combustion Plant Directive that will become effective in 2008.

Kevin Akhurst, managing director generation and renewables, RWE npower, said: “We see Mitsui Babcock’s FD OFA technology as crucial to enabling us to meet EA regulatory framework BAT objectives for NOx limits in 2008 and beyond.”