- Brings together industry bodies and thermal plant companies to increase awareness and deliberate on NOx reduction technology for reducing emissions
- Conducted a successful pilot project with NTPC
Mumbai: Fortum, a Finnish energy company is bringing its proven NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) reduction technology in India under the new business ‘Fortum eNext’. As part of this initiative, it organized two seminars in Delhi and Mumbai respectively. The seminar was attended by leading industry experts, regulatory and pollution authorities and power plant companies. The seminar was aimed at showcasing Fortum’s innovative global technology and its holistic solutions, with a special focus on offerings for thermal power plants in India.
“Thermal is going to be a mainstay in India’s energy mix for the next 30 years. Burning fossil fuels like coal leads to acid rain and is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions warming up the planet. Many countries already have a strict limit on the emission of nitrogen oxides; thus, NOx reduction technologies are being widely deployed. Keeping a clean energy spectrum in mind, India also recently introduced its NOx emission limits, wherein pollution control technologies will be installed on most coal-fired plants, said Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India.
Keeping this in mind and our expertise in planning and execution of low NOx combustion refurbishments, we would like to bring our innovative time and cost saving NOx technology to India which will help lower the emissions, thereby aiding India in its sustainable goals. With one of our successful pilot projects with NTPC, was a major achievement in our efforts to enter the Indian market for environmental technology, and in enabling Indian coal fired power plants to reduce their emissions and make the air cleaner to breathe. he further added.”
Mr. Juha Suomi Area Director, Asia, Fortum eNext during his visit to India said, “India is one of our key markets and we are fully committed to support India reach its emission targets by year 2022 with the assistance of our solution. Aiming to comply with the latest legislation, India is looking forward to reducing NOx emissions in a substantially shorter time in the coming 5 years to commensurate with Europe who achieved this in 30 years. Fortum’s advanced NOx technology reduces emissions effectively. Compared to alternative solutions, there is a minimum need for new equipment, no auxiliary power consumption, no water consumption, and no ammonia or urea consumption thus no by-products for disposal.”
In 2017 NTPC gave Fortum eNext the possibility to perform a pilot study at its Ramagundam power plant on 2×200 MWe wall fired boilers, and 1x500e MW tangential fired boiler. The aim of the study was to demonstrate and prove that Fortum’s long utilized NOx reduction technology is suitable also for the Indian market. During the study, Fortum carried out various field data analysis, tests with local coals in different coal mill operations and combinations, measurements of NOx emission levels at different production loads, as well as Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling combined with their burner technology. Results showed that this technology can be implemented to meet the desired NOx emission levels given by the Indian regulation at any local power plant in India.
Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India. In 2018, our sales were EUR 5.2 billion and 57% of our electricity generation was CO2 free. Fortum’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fortum.com
About Fortum eNext
Fortum eNext helps traditional power plants improve their operations and reduce emissions through which, energy companies can meet the tightening environmental regulations and maintain shareholder value. Fortum eNext’s solutions examine plant processes and make them fit for the coming years. Fortum eNext operates, further to Nordic countries, in Continental Europe, Great Britain, Russia, and in selected international markets. We have over 300 professionals and more than 2,000 clients worldwide. https://www.fortum.in/products-services/power-solutions/fortum-enext