ANDRITZ has acquired parts of GE Steam Power’s AQCS business

International technology group ANDRITZ (headquartered in Graz, Austria) and GE Steam Power (located in Baden, Switzerland) signed a contract in 2021 to acquire GE’s portfolio for:

  • industrial dedusting (dry and wet electrostatic precipitators – ESP), including the Switched Integrated Rectifier (SIR) and other control systems (EPIC, ERIC, …),
  • fabric filters, including EFFIC controller and OPTIPOW pulse valves,
  • multi-pollutants treatment (Novel Integrated Desulphurization (NID) and Spray Dryer Absorber (SDA) with atomizer),
  • and industrial scrubbing, including condensation scrubbers and low-temperature heat recovery solutions.

The acquisition also includes the main technology center in Växjö, Sweden, as well as employees involved in this business in Europe, South America and Asia.

ANDRITZ has many years of experience in designing and building air pollution control (APC) equipment based on its own technologies and expertise.

With this acquisition, ANDRITZ is expanding its portfolio of products and technologies as well as its capabilities to continue offering you the most innovative, optimized solutions for new-build projects. In addition, ANDRITZ will remain your preferred service provider for inspections, assessments, spare parts, repairs, upgrades and retrofits to the following legacy original equipment manufacturers:


Combined/multi-stage flue gas cleaning systems

Our complete product portfolio allows us to comply with the most difficult requirements through the intelligent combination of our processes and technologies especially for Waste-to-Energy plants or other industrial applications.

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DeNOx systems - Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)

Technology for power stations, Energy-from-Waste plants, and industrial plants

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Dry flue gas cleaning

ANDRITZ dry flue gas cleaning systems meet the requirements for complying with the world’s strictest emissions legislation, the desire for low consumption of additives, the need for minimal residues, and the installation simplicity of a compact design.

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Wet flue gas cleaning systems

ANDRITZ provides novel scrubber system (FGDplus) that maximizes SO2 and dust removal while keeping energy inputs to a minimum.

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Power generation

Reliable, efficient power generation from traditional and renewable fuels

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