French infrastructure firm Alstom has won the contract to supply air quality control systems at the Craiova 2 power station, Romania, in a deal worth tens of millions of euros. The plant, with 2 x 150 MW capacity, is owned by Complexul Energetic Olteni, a new company set up in February this year via the merger of several small energy production companies. Alstom is to install a wet flue gas desulphurisation (Wet FGD) system at the power station. According to the company, the system will reduce sulfur dioxide emissions and allow the large thermal power plant to meet EU pollution regulations.
“We are seeing sustained growth in the environmental control systems business in Asia and Europe,” said Andreas Lusch, a vice president at Alstom Thermal Power. The total value of the Romanian contract and a further air quality control system contract at a power station in Taiwan is given as over EUR 160 million, but Alstom does not give a breakdown of the values. The French company recently installed similar equipment at the Rovinari power station, also owned by Complexul Energetic Olteni.
French industrial giant Alstom has business in transport infrastructure, power generation and transmission. The company’s best known product is probably the high speed French train the TGV (Train Grande Vitesse). Alstom is present in about 100 countries around the the world and has over 90,000 employees, 2011/2012 sales reached EUR 19.9 billion.
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