Smiths to cut Chinese gas

Smiths Specialty Engineering has won a contact to help reduce emissions in the Chinese power industry through Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

FGD processes soak up waste gases using chemical absorbents such as limestone slurry. The contract is for John Crane wet seals, used in side-entry mixers for FGD.

In a response to domestic and international concern the Chinese government has deemed all new coal-fired power plants must use FGD equipment to reduce their levels of emissions and reduce the impact on land and water ecosystems.

It is expected that several power plants in the country will be rebuilt with the FGD equipment over the next five years. The global FGD market is estimated to be worth around €4.1bn up to 2020.

‘This contract is evidence of Smiths Specialty Engineering’s drive to strengthen its position in China,’ said Paul Cox, group managing director of Smiths Specialty Engineering. ‘We are delighted to be working with our customer to help control the environmental effects of the power industry in what is becoming an extremely important and fast-growing market.’