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GE Power to deliver India’s first low NOx boiler technology for thermal plants

  • 5 years ago (2018-09-27)
  • David Flin
Asia 864 Coal 283

GE Power has announced that NTPC and Tata Chemicals has selected its low NOx firing system to upgrade two coal-fired boilers in India. This will be the first installation of this technology, and it will be implemented at NTPC’s 2 x 490 MW thermal plant in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, and the 136 MW TPH Boiler Tata project in Mithapur, Gujarat. GE said that its technology will help reduce NOx emissions by up to 40 per cent from current levels.

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Andrew DeLeone, Managing Director of GE Power India, said: “This is the first order by any utility or industrial company in India for the firing system modification to reduce the NOx generation at the primary source of combustion boilers. The success of these projects will benchmark the technology and technical specifications for future low NOx firing system modification in India.”

This is the first standalone order for low NOx firing system upgrade in any coal-fired boiler in India. The implementation of this technology is in response to India’s new coal plant emission regulations which require all utility boilers as well as industrial and captive plant boilers to modify their firing systems to reduce NOx emissions.

Pascal Radue, General Manager of Clean Combustion for GE’s Steam Power business, said: “We have over 20 years of expertise with this technology, and it is in use in 1200 units, with a combined capacity of 480 GW. As countries have implemented stringent emission standards, we’ve been able to help our customers by delivering the right technology in a way that minimises the disruption that an outage can have on their operations. We will use that same experience to help our customers in India.”