Hitachi SCR catalyst tech will help AEP meet emission reduction goals

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Columbus, Ohio, March 1, 2010 — Hitachi Power Systems America, a unit of Hitachi America, won a blanket contract to supply Selective Catalytic Reduction DeNOx catalyst for American Electric Power’s SCR Fleet. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Hitachi will design, engineer, and supply catalyst for up to eight of AEP’s coal-fired electric generating stations for deliveries starting in 2012 through 2014 similar to the current blanket contract between Hitachi and AEP, which runs through 2011.

The blanket contract could result in 9,000m3 of catalyst being installed in over 10,050 MW of power generation at AEP’s facilities during this time period.

Hitachi’s plate-type catalyst technology has been operating successfully in over 750 units worldwide, with over 300 coal-fired applications.

AEP will benefit from the use of Hitachi’s catalyst technology that achieves high NOx reduction, low SO2 oxidation, while oxidizing mercury. This will help AEP meet or exceed their NOx reduction requirements, while keeping SO3 emissions low, and oxidizing mercury through the catalyst for easier removal in downstream equipment.

In addition to Hitachi’s catalyst technology, AEP will also have access to Hitachi’s boiler and SCR system experience and expertise.

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest power generators, owning more than 38,000 MW of generating capacity in the U.S.

AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd. is a leading supplier of equipment and services for the power generation market including thermal, nuclear, and hydroelectric facilities.

Products include advanced pulverized coal boilers, heat recovery steam generators, steam, gas, and hydro turbines and generators, substation equipment, and air quality control systems for new plants and retrofit applications.


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