Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Coal, Retrofits & Upgrades

SPX gets $47mn contract for flue gas system

27 October 2009– SPX Corp. said its Thermal Equipment and Services unit received a $47 million contract to install a flue gas discharge system and other upgrades to enhance the existing natural draft cooling tower at the 1,830 MW coal-fired Cardinal Station in Ohio. The plant is co-owned by Buckeye Power and American Electric Power.

The first flue gas discharge system was completed in Europe at the Volklingen MKV power station in Germany in 1981. Since then, more than 25 similar systems have been installed across the European continent. There are currently more than 55 natural draft cooling towers at coal-fired plants in the United States.

Preliminary work of the retrofit at Cardinal Station will begin this year and the final installation is expected to be completed in 2012 during the commissioning of a new scrubber that officials said they believe will reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by more than 98 percent.
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