Fuel Tech to provide air pollution control systems to E.CL in Chile

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Fuel Tech to provide air pollution control systems to E.CL in Chile

Greentech Lead America: Fuel Tech, a provider of advanced
engineering solutions for combustion and emissions control systems for utility
and industrial applications, has received a $36.6 million air pollution control
contract from E.CL, a major
utility in Chile.

The scope of the contract includes turnkey installation
of Low NOx Burners (LNBs) and Over-Fire Air (OFA) systems and mill
modernization for six coal-fired units. Fuel Tech will start the equipment
deliveries during the first quarter of 2013, with project completion expected
during the third quarter of 2014. This contract award represents Fuel Tech’s
second LNB project in Chile.

E.CL is
upgrading its combustion systems to reduce NOx emissions below 500
mg/m3 in order to comply with the new Chilean environmental law, which
came in effect from January 18, 2011.

Fuel Tech’s burner technologies are a cost-effective way
to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and solve combustion problems in coal,
gas or oil combustion systems. Fuel Tech’s OFA systems reduce
NOx formation by diverting air from the burner zone to the upper furnace
for enhanced combustion staging. Low NOx Burners limit the formation of
thermal NOx and control how the fuel bound nitrogen is released.

“We have consciously expanded our international presence
to achieve both growth and regulatory diversification in our air pollution
control business. We have strategically focused on key geographic markets and
are thrilled to be announcing an order of this magnitude. With our
industry-leading suite of air pollution control products and services, we
believe we are well positioned to compete for additional opportunities for
combustion optimization in the domestic and international markets,” said
Douglas G. Bailey, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Fuel Tech receives air pollution control orders in China

Fuel Tech recently received multiple air pollution
control (APC) orders in China totaling $3.9 million. Fuel Tech received three
orders for ULTRA projects in China. Fuel Tech’s ULTRA process provides for the
safe and cost-effective on-site conversion of urea to ammonia for use as a
reagent in the selective catalytic reduction of NOx, eliminating the hazards
associated with the transport, storage and handling of anhydrous or aqueous
ammonia.

 

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