ANDRITZ to supply lignite coal drying equipment for Kemper County IGCC power generation facility, USA

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded a contract by Mississippi Power, a Southern Company affiliate, to supply six fluidized bed drying lines for their Kemper County IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) power generation facility, a new 582 MW electric power plant in the state of Mississippi, USA. The fluidized bed drying lines will be used in the fuel preparation section to dry locally mined lignite prior to gasification.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply includes engineering as well as supply of six large fluid beds with in-bed heat exchangers and peripheral gas heating equipment. Delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011, with start up scheduled for 2014.

IGCC combines electric power generation from a gas turbine and a steam turbine (combined cycle), the latter using high pressure steam generated from the waste heat of the gas turbine exhaust. The fluidized bed dryers are heated with hot water generated in the gasification cooling system prior to the raw syngas purification system.

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For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ ENVIRONMENT & PROCESS is one of the leading global suppliers of plants, equipment, and services for mechanical and thermal solid/liquid separation of municipal and industrial sludges and suspensions (coal, ore and mineral processing, chemical, petrochemical, and food industries). The business area’s field of activity covers design and manufacture of key components (centrifuges, filter presses, rotating filters, and plants for dewatering, drying, and sludge incineration), as well as erection and start-up of turnkey plants, including automation, safety engineering, and services.


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