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New rules hasten end for Europe’s dirtiest power plants
Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, will be forced to clean up or close down thanks to new EU rules adopted today. The revised standards demand reductions in toxic emissions, yet businesses and governments appear unprepared. EU-wide compliance with the new rules could cost as much as €15.4bn, and 82% of coal capacity expected to be online in 2021 is currently failing to meet the minimum standards. With coal already in dramatic decline, the uncertainty...
ANDRITZ AG to deliver DeNOx plant to Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany
The DeNOx plant is being built to treat the flue gases from the sewage sludge incineration line with multiple-hearth furnace VA3 and the two lime kilns VA1 and VA2. Completion of the project and start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018. By modernizing the plant, Currenta can ensure that the NOx limit, which will be lowered from 200 to <100°mg/Nm³ as from January 1, 2019 in accordance with 17.BImSchV (Federal Immission Protection Act), is met, and even generate significantly lower flue gas emissions...
AMETEK Land Reveals How Power Plants Can Better Monitor Their Emissions
AMETEK Land reveals in its latest engineering brief how power plant operators can benefit from opacity monitoring systems to verify that they are compliant with global and national emissions limits. The brief, which is available at https://www.landinst.com/documents/1217, outlines how power-generation plant operators must measure either particulate matter (PM) and/or opacity, and monitor and report measurement results to ensure compliance with current regulations. In general, opacity and PM measurements...
Siemens to build cogeneration plant in Berlin
Siemens has received an order to build a new cogeneration plant in the Marzahn district of Berlin. The company will act as general contractor for the energy utility company Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG to erect this natural-gas fired combined-cycle power plant with district heat extraction. The centerpiece of the plant will be its gas turbine, which will be manufactured at Siemens` gas turbine plant in Berlin’s Moabit district. Scheduled to begin operation in 2020, this cogeneration facility will produce...
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Completes Transformation of Smart Power Plants System
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has transformed all its independently-operating power stations into a network of smart-grid-enabled smart power plants. This is a step forward for DEWA's clear and integrated innovation-based strategy to adopt new initiatives, plans and technologies, and it supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy, to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world. It also supports the Dubai Innovation Strategy to make Dubai the most innovative city in the world. Th...