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RWE May Fit Emissions-Reducing Kit at U.K. Aberthaw Power Plant

February 27, 2012

Npower, the U.K. unit of RWE AG (RWE), may install emissions-reducing technology at its 1,500-megawatt Aberthaw coal-fired power station in Wales.

Npower will submit a planning application at the end of March or early April for permission to install the technology, Kelly Brown, a company spokeswoman in Worcester, England, said in an e-mailed statement. The equipment known as selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, would reduce the acid-rain pollutants emitted by the station.

The Aberthaw power station has until 2023 to comply with European Union limits on pollutants including nitrogen oxides or face closure. EON AG is fitting SCR onto its Ratcliffe plant near Nottingham.

“With a combination of SCR, already fitted flue gas desulfurization, upgraded steam turbines and biomass capability, Aberthaw Power Station would fully meet expected future environmental standards,” Phil Allen, station manager at Aberthaw Power Station, said in the statement.

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