Southern Co places $48m FGD order with MHI

first_img No posts to display Southern Co places $48m FGD order with MHI Southern Company is one of the six largest electricity providers in the US It owns and/or operates 79 generating stations with a total generating capacity near 39 000 MW. The company also owns five regulated retail electric utilities – Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric – and supplies energy in Georgia, Alabama, southeastern Mississippi and the panhandle region of Florida. Over 70 per cent of the electricity generated by SO relies on coal. The contract, which calls for retrofitting of the Gorgas power plant operated by Alabama Power, was awarded through Advatech Limited Liability Company, a US joint venture between URS Corporation and a local MHI subsidiary. In the DCFS system, limewater, a liquid absorbent slurry, is evenly distributed throughout the absorber tower from spray nozzles installed at the bottom, in contrast to conventional systems in which slurry is sprayed from the top. As a result the slurry contacts with the flue gas twice, first when sprayed upward and second upon its descent. Facebook Alabama Power is one of five utilities owned by SO. The total contract value is approximately 5bn yen ($48m). MHI, as owner of proprietary rights to the basic and process technologies of the FGD system, will be in charge of the overall FGD system design, processing technology, supply of major components for the absorption tower, and technical guidance for construction work and test operation. Advatech will undertake detailed design work, material procurement and supervision of the entire project. Twitter British carbon capture firm gains $11M in new funding Twitter The FGD system on order will be used to treat flue gas from three existing coal-fired boilers at the Gorgas plant: units No. 8, 9 and 10, with a total generation capacity of 1020 MW. The plant is located some 50 km northwest of Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city. The three boilers emit a combined total of some 4.4 million Nm3 (normal cubic meters) of flue gas per hour. MHI’s FGD system will enable greater than 98 per cent SO2 (sulphur dioxide) desulphurisation efficiency, made possible by the company’s proprietary Double Contact Flow Scrubber (DCFS) technology for the absorption tower, the core component of the system. The FGD system not only removes SO2 but also performs advanced treatment of soot, mercury and sulphur trioxide. These features are expected to enable the FGD system to make significant contributions to environmental preservation at other SO group power plants as well. To date, MHI has delivered more than 160 FGD systems worldwide. Now, on the heels of consecutive orders from two of America’s leading electricity providers, through Advatech. MHI intends to boost its FGD marketing activities within the expanding U.S. market, including increased assignment of engineering and marketing staff to the joint venture. 1.11.2005 Concrete solutions: Winners split $15M in carbon capture contest center_img TAGSSouthernCompany Carbon-capture firm Akers pursuing projects with Siemens, Honeywell & Doosan Babcock Facebook 11 January 2005 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a large-scale flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system from Southern Company (SO) of Atlanta, Georgia. For MHI, the order marks a successive award to install a large-scale FGD system in the U.S.; in late 2002 the company concluded an alliance contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for long-term supply of FGD systems. Previous articleSamsung orders 1.5 MW of Capstone microturbine systemsNext articleInnovation brings largest ever transaction of emissions allowances chloecox Linkedin EmissionsAir Pollution Control Equipment Services By chloecox – Linkedin Advatech, a 200-employee operation, was established in 2002 in anticipation of the surge in FGD system demand in response to the tighter emissions controls. The company was jointly founded by URS Corporation, a major U.S. engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), a local MHI subsidiary. MHIA has a 40 per cent interest in the joint venture. URS conducts a wide range of operations through 300 domestic and 30 international business bases, mainly in the fields of urban infrastructure and the environment, including public works such as bridges and transportation systems. URS also enjoys strong relationships with a range of local electricity providers. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Coal is used to produce more than 50 per cent of all electricity in the US, but only about a quarter of the country’s coal-fired power plants currently have FGD installations. In 2002, however, the federal government announced stringent emission control regulations obliging power companies to reduce their emissions of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides from power generation facilities significantly by 2012. Due to this initiative, demand for FGD systems is increasing sharply both for new and existing coal-fired plants. In response to the tightened regulations, SO has launched a large-scale environmental preservation program. Installation of the FGD system at the Gorgas plant marks the first step in its execution.last_img read more

A Rosé Cocktail For National Rosé Weekend

first_imgIndependent/Jessica Mackin-CiproIn celebration of National Rosé Weekend in the Hamptons, I’ve created a Rosé cocktail.Ingredients (Serves 1 in rocks glass)1/2 oz gin1/2 oz Campari1/2 oz orange liquorJuice of half a lemon1/4 c rosé1/4 c club sodaCrushed iceAdd gin, Campari, orange liquor, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake and pour into a glass a quarter of the way full of crushed ice. Pour in the rosé, then the club soda. Enjoy! Sharelast_img

Comeback Win Keeps Caps Rolling

first_img31:44 into a critical road trip, the Washington Capitals trailed 4-1 against the New York Islanders, a team that has given them fits all season long. But somehow, despite not earning a single power play while yielding five in a poorly officiated contest, Dale Hunter’s crew came back to tie the game up and then won it in the gimmick, 5-4.It was a remarkable turn of events and the victory is the Caps fourth straight and gives them 78 points with 12 games remaining. With the Florida Panthers also winning on Tuesday night, Washington remains a point behind the Southeast Division leading Cats. The Panthers also have a game in hand.Book this one in the “take the two points and run” column because the Capitals were fortunate to come back. Washington started terribly slow, and it is worth noting that they didn’t practice on Monday after three games in four nights, so it took them awhile to find their legs. The Islanders are a fast team and present matchup problems for the Caps, with John Tavares (two goals, one assist) pretty much a threat to score every time he touched the ice, including the shootout, where he tallied again. You can also put a MAJOR assist in the referees column for helping New York get two power play goals on five attempts. The job done by Dean Morton and Don VanMassenhoven was downright putrid as there was no consistency to the their decisions. Trips on one end of the ice were whistled while others were let go. In addition, a blatant high stick wasn’t called either on the Islanders late in regulation. It was one of those nights where the way the zebras call the game makes you wonder if there isn’t some Nevada-like influence going on, if you know what I mean.But the Caps found a way to come back. Keith Aucoin was outstanding with three assists, Alexander Ovechkin went to the net and potted two goals, Marcus Johansson was super most of the night and he set up Dmitry Orlov for a nifty tally that cut the deficit to just one early in the final frame. Dennis Wideman (1 assist, +2) also turned in a superior effort on the blue line getting my vote as best Caps d-man on this night.Michal Neuvirth (26 saves) allowed two fluky goals in the first frame but he settled down and played well. He made some big stops in overtime when the Islanders used their superior speed to their advantage, especially in the five minute extra session where it was a four on four affair. #30 also denied the last two Isles skaters in the shootout so when Ovechkin and then Matt Hendricks tallied on a super sweet move, the Caps got two much needed points on Long Island.It wasn’t pretty, but right now in the NHL, there are no style points. The Caps overcame a slow start, terrible officiating, and a fast Islanders team to begin their vitally important five game road trip on a winning note.Notes: The Caps went 3-0 with Mike Green out of the lineup due to suspension but his speed will sorely be needed on Friday night at 830 pm when the Caps take on a good skating Winnipeg Jets team. Winnipeg features Cap killer Evander Kane and lightning fast Blake Wheeler and it is pretty much a do or die game for the Jets, so the Capitals will need their “A” game to come out victorious…Jay Beagle was whistled for three very questionable minor penalty calls…Mike Knuble got the Caps on the board with a typical #22 style goal. He went to the front of the net and Wideman’s shot hit him on the way into the cage…Orlov was picked to shoot third in the gimmick and lost the puck before getting a shot off. It was #81’s first skills competition attempt so he was likely very nervous, especially since he had a chance to win the game…the Caps are eight games over .500, 36-28-6, for the first time all season (thanks to Mike Vogel, @VogsCaps) for that info).last_img read more