MHPS Receives Contract for Complete Renovation of Flue Gas Desulfurization System at the Dětmarovice Power Station in the Czech Republic

  • Renovation will provide compliance with EU's Industrial Emissions Directive on SO2, with completion and delivery scheduled for mid-2020
  • MHPS' world-leading market share and reliability significantly contributing to an improvement global environment

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (May 23, 2019) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received a contract from Elektrárna Dětmarovice a.s. a member of ČEZ Group in the Czech Republic for the full-scale renovation of the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system at the Dětmarovice Power Station. The contract covers one FGD unit provided by MHPS in 1997. The introduction of advanced desulfurization technologies will bring the plant's sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions to a level that conforms to the new BREF (best available techniques reference) requirements for SO2/Dust emissions issued by the European Union (EU). Completion and delivery are scheduled for mid-2020.

MHPS is the primary contractor for the project. Together with its European subsidiary, MHPS will handle the design, manufacture, installation, and trial operation of the FGD system having a 300 MW capacity for the coal-fired power facility. MHPS also will dispatch engineers to the site to provide support from trial operations to handover. This project will enable the plant to meet strict EU regulations on SOx emissions.

MHPS had consolidated its environmental technologies from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi, Ltd., giving it the capacity to offer an integrated Air Quality Control System (AQCS) comprising FGD, denitrification, and dust collection systems. This centralization established the foundation for MHPS as one of the world's few manufacturers capable of offering comprehensive proposals and systems. Utilizing world-leading technologies and reliability, MHPS has contributed to considerable reductions in air pollutants such as sulfur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and particulate matter, significantly improving air quality and the global environment.

MHPS has delivered more than 300 FGD systems to the global market. The company was the market share leader in 2018, securing 61.5% of the projects.(Note) Since 2014, MHPS has held the world's largest market share at 40%, for facilities with a combined 41,500 MW of output for a total of five years.

Advancing ahead, MHPS' focus will seek to spread FGD and other AQCS technologies across Europe, where electricity demand is projected to grow amid a trend toward tighter emissions regulations. Power generators would be enabled to continue to provide the energy supplies that are essential to economic development, while contributing to the conservation of the global environment.

FGD systems installed in thermal power generation facilities with output of 5MW and higher, based on figures from technology owners. Source: McCoy Power Report, a U.S. market research firm offering detailed analysis on the global power generation business.