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GE completes NTPC’s first WFGD System

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 12 April 2018

at Vindhyachal Power Plant


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Setting a milestone for adoption of cleaner coal technologies in India, GE announced the successful completion of the first turnkey full flow wet flue gas desulphurization (WFGD) unit at NTPC’s 500 MW Super Thermal Power project site in Vindhyachal, Madhya Pradesh. The FGD installation at Vindhyachal is the first limestone-based WFGD commissioned in an NTPC power plant suitable for continuous operation at 500 MW unit for 100% gas flow.

GE’s scope of work in the project includes delivery of the WFGD system for the 1x500 MW pulverized coal-fired boiler unit on full turnkey basis, including designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, civil works, erection and commissioning. This is a key step towards implementing SOx control systems mandated by India’s Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to reduce the emissions of thermal power plants.

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