MUMBAI: Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd (Hitachi Group, Japan) received an order from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for the large-scale modification of electrostatic precipitators (total of two),
one each on two 500 MW boilers of the Rihand Super Thermal Power Station in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and the completion is scheduled for February 2016. This is the first order for moving electrode electrostatic precipitators (MEEP) received by Hitachi Plant Technologies from India. This order involves six-section type (configured of electrostatic precipitators in six sections) fixed electrode electrostatic precipitators that have been in use for approximately 25 years. The inside of the front four sections will be renovated into fixed electrode electrostatic precipitators and the rear two sections will be reconstructed as MEEP using Hitachi Plant Technologies’ original technology. With this order as a foothold, Hitachi Plant Technologies will expand sales of electrostatic precipitators mainly to the emerging countries, including India, with moving electrode electrostatic precipitators and their distinctive features as a key technology, said the press release.