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MHPS collaborates with CTCI to refurbish units at Taichung thermal plant

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received a full turnkey contract order for a boiler and environmental facilities renovation project from Taiwanese State-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower).

The project will be undertaken in collaboration with Taiwan's largest engineering construction firm, CTCI, on Units 1-4 of the Taichung thermal coal power plant.

MHPS will manufacture and supply the equipment needed for the renovation, such as boilers (burners), mills, desulfurisation equipment and electric precipitators and CTCI will manage the civil works and installation. Mitsubishi Corporation will act as the trading company.

This project at the Taichung Thermal Power Plant Units 1-4 is aimed at cutting nitrogen oxide), sulfur dioxide and particulate emissions from the coal-fired boilers in line with Taiwan's tougher environmental regulations. The construction is expected to be completed in November 2019.

Based on Taiwan's 2008 "Framework of Sustainable Energy Policy", the country is aiming to keep CO2 emissions at 2008 levels from 2016 to 2020, then reduce them to 2000 levels (221 million t) by 2025, and has also toughened restrictions on other environmental pollutants. Based on this situation, existing coal-fired power plants are strengthening their environmental measures, and this project is part of those efforts.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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