Nalco Mobotec Signs Major Air Protection Contract in Poland with Zespol Elektrowni PAK SANalco Mobotec, a global leader in air protection technology, announced that, as part of a consortium with engineering firm Remak Rozruch, it has signed a contract with Zespol Elektrowni PAK SA for the modernisation of one of the boilers at PAK’s Patnow I power plant located in Konin, Poland.
Zespol Elektrowni PAK SA is one of the largest electrical power producers in Poland. This project to be implemented at boiler no. 5 in Pątnów I Power Plant will result in the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions thereby allowing ZE PAK to meet for this boiler the stringent new air emission requirements under the EU Industrial Emissions Directive for 2016.
In addition, the increased combustion efficiency, assured by the technology provided by Nalco Mobotec, will contribute to the improvement of the boiler efficiency, which will allow ZE PAK to burn less lignite (brown coal), resulting in significant fuel savings.
The modernisation will include the installation of Nalco Mobotec’s patented ROFA® (Rotating Opposed Fire Air) and ROTAMIX® technologies for combustion optimisation and NOx reduction, in conjunction with modifications undertaken by Remak Rozruch to upgrade the boiler firing and control systems. The 50 million PLN (more than $16.5 million) project is scheduled for completion in August 2012.
“Nalco Mobotec teams in Poland, Canada and the United States worked closely with Remak Rozruch to develop a cost-effective offering to meet the technical and budgetary needs of ZE PAK,” said David Johnson, Nalco Executive Vice President and President, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “This project is a strong start to 2011 for our business in Poland and other regions throughout Europe”.
Nalco Mobotec’s patented ROFA technology provides the rotation of the fuel and air mixture in the entire volume of the furnace via an asymmetric boosted over-fire air system. The result is a superior mixing of air, fuel, chemicals and the proper temperature distribution that results in NOx reduction and optimized combustion. Nalco Mobotec’s ROTAMIX system combines air injection nozzles with automatically regulated lances for the injection of chemicals into the furnace where the temperature is most favorable.
“These two technologies combined, deliver to PAK a solution that optimizes emissions reduction and minimizes capital expenditure,” said Dwayne Kearns, Nalco General Manager, Air Protection Technologies.