GE Power today announced that its technology has been selected by NTPC and Tata Chemicals to upgrade two coal-fired boilers in India with low nitrogen oxide (NOx) firing system. This is the first installation of this technology in India and it will be implemented at NTPC’s two 490 thermal plant in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh and the 136 TPH Boiler Tata project in Mithapur, Gujarat. GE Power’s technology can help reduce NOx generation by up to 40 per cent from current levels in these units, the company claims.
“This is the first order by any utility or industrial company in India for the firing system modification to reduce the NOx generation at the primary source of combustion boilers,” said Andrew DeLeone, Managing Director, GE Power India Limited. “The success of these projects will benchmark the technology and technical specifications for future low NOx firing system modification in India. For India, where coal is and will remain the energy mainstay for a long time, GE’s state-of-the-art technology can play a major role in making the thermal power plants efficient and environment friendly.”
This is the first standalone order for low NOx firing system upgrade in any coal-fired boiler in India. The project scope for the both the orders involves designing, engineering, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and performing guarantee test of the modification in the firing system to reduce NOx emission in line with the latest environment regulations. The implementation of this technology is in response to India’s new coal plant emission regulations which require all utility boilers as well as industrial and captive plant boilers to modify their firing systems to improve NOx emissions. By using this technology at its primary source of emissions reduction, customers experience shorter outage time and lower operating costs.