EcoWeek,  September 13-20, 2004

Marsulex awarded fifth retrofit contract for Chinese power plant

TORONTO, ONT-Marsulex's power generation group has been awarded a contract to supply technology, engineering and selected equipment for the Baotou power plant in the People's Republic of China. The Company's limestone-gypsum flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system will be installed to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions by 95% from Baotou Units 1 and 2, which generate a total of 600 MWe. The plant is operated by Baotou Donghua Thermal Power, which is jointly owned by Huadian Power and Donghua Power. Marsulex won the contract against international competition; it is the company's fifth successful project in China and was awarded through its licensee China Huadian Engineering Company (CHEC). The project is due for completion in early 2006. Marsulex president and CEO David Gee noted that "the demand for retrofitting existing coal-fired plants in China remains strong" and added that "Huadian Power, a joint owner of this plant, is one of the largest power generation groups in China, and we believe our relationship on the Baotou project will lead to other opportunities." Marsulex is currently supplying similar technology and services to the Gaojing power plant, in a western suburb of Beijing. More information is available from David Gee at Marsulex, 416/496-4178, Web site

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