Hitachi Power Systems wins contract with Xcel Energy for SCR systems

The Hayden Station fires Colorado low sulfur bituminous coal as its primary fuel

Hitachi Power Systems America, a unit of Hitachi America won a contract for the design and supply of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) Systems including Hitachi's proprietary catalyst with Xcel Energy for its Hayden Station, Units 1 & 2, located in Routt County in Hayden, Colorado. Terms were not disclosed.

The contract includes the design and supply of an SCR system for Hayden Units 1 & 2, which are coal-fired steam electric generating units with a net capacity of about 184 MW and 262 MW, respectively. The Hayden Station fires Colorado low sulfur bituminous coal as its primary fuel. SCR systems reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, a contributor to the formation of urban ozone and smog.

The SCR systems being furnished by HPSA will use Hitachi's catalyst, offering high NOx removal efficiencies over a wide operating load range. This technology will help Xcel Energy meet or exceed its nitrogen oxide reduction requirements, while keeping sulfur trioxide emissions low. This highly reliable system is being designed for continuous operation throughout the year.

Xcel Energy (XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis.

Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd., a unit of Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is a supplier of equipment and services for the Power Generation Market including thermal, nuclear and hydroelectric facilities. Products include advanced pulverized coal boilers, heat recovery steam generators, steam, gas, and hydro turbines and generators, substation equipment, and air quality control systems for new plants and retrofit applications.

Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd. is Hitachi's Global Center of Excellence for the emissions market including wet flue gas desulfurization, enhanced all-dry scrubber, fabric filters, mercury removal systems and SCR technology. Services include operation and plant assessment, engineering studies, performance optimization, emissions improvement, equipment replacement and upgrades.

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