ALSTOM will supply a seawater flue gas desulphurization (SWFGD) air pollution control system that will reduce sulphur dioxide emissions in line with the most stringent EU emission requirements, as specified in the ‘Large Combustion Plant Directive’ (LCPD).
ALSTOM and AMEC will be jointly responsible for the project management. ALSTOM will supply all the air pollution control systems and components, while AMEC will be responsible for the site management, civil and structural design and construction.
The ALSTOM SWFGD system uses the power plant’s seawater cooling water for treating the sulphur dioxide from the flue gas. The process does not require the addition of any chemicals, only seawater and air are used, and the discharged seawater fully complies with environmental regulations.
AES Kilroot Power Station produces one third of the electricity need for Northern Ireland. AES is one of the world’s leading power companies with businesses in 26 countries, employing some 30,000 people.
This is the second major contract ALSTOM has recently won for a SWFGD system in the UK, following the award of Aberthaw Power Station from RWE power in 2005. ALSTOM is the worldwide SWFGD technology leader and has supplied SWFGD systems to Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and China.