Alstom, United Conveyor launch joint air quality control offering

July 26, 2013

WAUKEGAN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alstom and United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) today announced an alliance agreement to jointly provide new emission control systems for coal-fired power plants in North America and Europe. These systems would combine the two companies’ respective expertise in air quality control systems (AQCS) and dry sorbent injection, thereby simplifying customer efforts to comply with stringent emission control regulations.

“Through our work with some of the world’s largest utilities, Alstom understands the growing need for power plants to satisfy complex, multi-pollutant emission control regulations,” according to David Elkins, Vice President of Sales for Alstom’s Environmental Control Systems business. “By partnering with UCC, we are bringing together two complementary technologies and offering customers a streamlined approach to meeting regulatory requirements. At the same time, we are providing the ease of management that comes with single source accountability in addition to guaranteed system performance.”

Dan Charhut, Vice President, Sales and Technology at UCC added, “Alstom offers over a century of power industry expertise and an excellent reputation for successfully executing their customers’ air quality control projects. UCC in parallel has over 90 years of experience and an equally respected reputation for leading dry sorbent injection technology. By coordinating efforts, our two companies are co-managing risk and guaranteeing the most cost-effective solution for our customers.”

The joint Alstom-UCC offering is applicable to any European or North American power generation project requiring the use of dry sorbent injection to curb emissions of SO2, SO3 and HCl, in concert with electrostatic precipitators, fabric filters, selective catalytic reduction units, wet or dry scrubbers or other air quality control technologies.

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.

About United Conveyor Corporation

United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) is a global leader in ash handling and dry sorbent injection solutions for the power generation industry. Since 1920, UCC has been committed to the design, supply, construction, and maintenance of world class conveyor systems precisely engineered to better serve utility providers. UCC owns and operates a steel fabrication facility to maintain direct control over quality and timely delivery of manufactured components and replacement parts guaranteed to meet or exceed stringent customer performance requirements. The company offers a global network of sales and service representatives serving customers and installations spanning six continents. For more information, please contact UCC at 847-473-5900.