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EDF Polska and Alstom Power establish a cooperation to reduce the NOx emissions

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EDF Polska S.A. and ALSTOM Power Sp. z o.o. have signed a contract to reduce the NOx emissions of EDF Wybrzee power plant based in Gdask. The scope of the contract includes engineering, procurement, delivery, erection and commissioning of the Low NOx solution.

The project will ensure that the NOx emissions from the plant are meeting the European Union requirements as set forth in the Industrial Emissions Directive. The project will be implemented by the Polish Thermal Services organisation in collaboration with the global Alstom Thermal Services technical product line.

The scope of work includes the implementation of the Low NOx solution on four EDF Wybrzee boilers. NOx emissions reduction from the power plant in Gdansk from 500-550 mg/Nm3 to less than 200 mg/Nm3 will be achieved through the application of primary (modernised combustions systems) and secondary (application of urea injection technologies) methods. The plant will thus help minimise the urea injection volume, yielding significant savings on urea consumption and to further lower the environmental footprint.

This contract is a part of a EDF Group program in Poland aiming at improving the air quality and modernising the existing production assets to assure, at the long run, the security of energy supply for the Tricity.

The commissioning of the Low NOx solution is scheduled at the end of 2015.

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over 20 billion and booked close to 24 billion in orders in 2012/13.


About EDF Group in Poland

EDF has been operating in Poland for 15 years. The EDF Group in Poland has a 10% share of the electricity market and a 15% share of the network heat market, and employs 3,400 employees. The EDF Group is a major foreign investor in the power sector. EDF is the largest heat and electricity co-generator in Poland, supplying both electricity and heat to Kraków, Rybnik, Gdask, Gdynia, Wrocaw, Zielona Góra and Toru. Concerning electricity generation, EDF operates a 1,775 MW power plant in Rybnik. EDF consumes almost 7 million tonnes per year, making it the second most important buyer of coal in the country.

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Claire Biau (Alstom Thermal Power) - Tél. +331 41493314 I

Anna Cembrzyska (Alstom Poland) - tel. +48 22 850 96 78 I


EDF Polska: Katarzyna Majchrzak - Tel +48 22 556 53 42 I