Alstom Power has secured a contract from EDF Polska to reduce NOx emissions at the EDF Wybrzeze coal-fired power plant based in Gdansk, Poland.

Alstom (Euronext: ALO) will be responsible for engineering, procurement, delivery, erection and commissioning of the Low NOx solution at four EDF Wybrzexe boilers.

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The project, which is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of 2015, will help the plant meet European Union requirements listed in the Industrial Emissions Directive.

The plant will be able to reduce NOx emissions to less than 200mg/Nm3 from the current 500-550mg/Nm3 through the application of primary (modernised combustions systems) and secondary (application of urea injection technologies) methods.

The contract is a part of an EDF Group programme to improve the air quality and modernise existing production assets to ensure energy security for the Tricity (Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot) in Poland.

EDF Wybrzeze, a subsidiary of EDF Polska, operates the heat and power plant, Elektrocieplownia Gdanska, which has a total thermal capacity of more than 765.6MWt, and electric capacity of around 231MWe.

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