SPX Corp., Charlotte, N.C., and its Shanghai partner Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd., received an order for dry-cooling systems for three China power plants. The more-than $40 million order includes air-cooled condensers for Mengtai, Baota and Zhong Yu power facilities.
“Our joint venture with Shanghai Electric
announced earlier this year was an important step in strengthening our position
in China where the energy infrastructure is continuously expanding,” says
Christopher J. Kearney, SPX chairman, president and CEO.
Both the Baota and Mengtai coal-fired
power plants will receive a whole air-cooled condenser island, including two
6x5 modules. A whole island also is scheduled for the coal-fired Zhong Yu power
plant in Shanxi Province, including 16 4x4 modules.
The SPX-Shanghai Electric joint venture
focuses on supplying dry cooling technologies for power plants, including
air-cooled condensers and indirect dry cooling tower systems, as well as
While dry cooling technologies in China
principally have been utilized by coal-fired power plants, the technology also
can be applied to combined-cycle natural gas plants and renewable energy
generation, including solar thermal and biomass. China’s projected growth in
nuclear energy development, if realized, will drive demand for
moisture-separator reheaters, which are used in nuclear power generation.
3 Power Plants Order Dry-Cooling Systems
September 12, 2012