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Calgon Carbon Corp. secure contract at Canadian coal-fired power plants

World Coal,

Calgon Carbon Corp. (CCC) and its distributor, Brenntag Canada Inc., have secured a contract for the supply of a new, second-generation advanced FLUEPAC powdered activated carbon to two Canadian coal-fired plants.

The FLUEPAC STF will be used to remove mercury from the flue gas of two coal-fired power plants in Canada. The contract is the extension of an existing supply agreement, and will be in place through December 2015. Based on estimated demand, CCC expects the cost to the customer to be between US$ 25 million and US$ 30 million. There is also the option in the distributor’s contract to extend the contract through 2017.

Testing programme

Before the contract was awarded, CCC and Brenntag completed an extensive testing programme, conducted by the customer, which requires each potential supplier to provide activated carbon for full-scale performance testing.

In over 20 full-scale tests, the FLUEPAC products met rigorous treatment objectives, while using 50 to 70% less carbon than competing products.

“This contract is a testament to the level of confidence that our electric utility and generation customers place in the quality and reliability of Calgon Carbon’s advanced FLUEPAC products. It also affirms our decision to invest in the development of advanced products that deliver more value,” said Bill Zinsser, vice president of Calgon Carbon.

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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