Basking Ridge, N.J., July 29, 2009 — Hitachi Power Systems America, a unit of Hitachi America, was awarded a contract for the design and supply of a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system from East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. for their John Sherman Cooper Power Station, Unit 2, located near Somerset, Kentucky on the banks of Lake Cumberland. Terms were not disclosed.
The contract includes the design and supply of a SCR System for the station’s 225 MW net coal fired unit which utilizes Eastern Bituminous coal as their source of fuel. SCR systems reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, a contributor to the formation of urban ozone and smog.
The SCR system being furnished will utilize Hitachi’s state-of-the-art catalyst, offering high NOx removal efficiencies and mercury oxidation over wide operating load ranges and fuel types. This highly reliable system is being designed for continuous operation throughout the year.