Cleaning up in Ireland

Lurgi Lentjes has been awarded a 150 million Euro order from the Irish power utility ESB (Electricity Supply Board) to build a flue gas cleaning plant for the Moneypoint power station in Ireland.

Lurgi Lentjes, a subsidiary of mg technologies, has been awarded a 150 million Euro order from the Irish power utility ESB (Electricity Supply Board) to build a flue gas cleaning plant for the Moneypoint power station in Ireland.

The company will build a total of three flue gas cleaning lines for the three 305MW units of the Moneypoint power station by 2008 and will gradually integrate the lines into the existing plant while it is in operation.

The gas cleaning plant will deploy Lurgi’s denitrification and desulphurisation technologies to ensure that the Moneypoint station fully complies with its obligations under the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive.

The company’s selective catalytic reduction process will be used to cut nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 85%, while the dry circulation fluidised bed desulphurisation process will reduce sulphur dioxide emissions by over 90%.

The coal-fired Moneypoint power station, located on the Shannon Estuary, near Kilrush, County Clare, supplies around 25% of Ireland’s total energy needs.

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