Andritz expands in air pollution control through acquisition

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An Andritz recovery boiler and 5 chamber-ESP under construction. Image © Andritz.
An Andritz recovery boiler and 5 chamber-ESP under construction. Image © Andritz.

Andritz has acquired parts of GE Steam Power’s Air Quality Control System (AQCS) business, including the technology centre in Växjö, Sweden.

The Austrian company has taken over the product portfolio for industrial dedusting (electrostatic precipitators - ESP, fabric filters (FF) and wet ESP), dry/semi-dry flue gas treatment, and industrial scrubbing including condensation scrubbers and low-temperature heat recovery solutions.

The acquisition includes the main AQCS location in Växjö, as well as employees involved in this business in Sweden and Finland.

Andritz has also acquired the respective intellectual property (IP) including patents, references and trademarks, for global use with some exceptions.

GE Steam Power will continue as a licencee of Andritz for parts, upgrade & service business in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the USA and Canada as well as for FGD products in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The dedusting portfolio acquired completes Andritz’s air pollution control capabilities in the pulp, metals, mining and power markets.

Andritz is now able to offer ESPs and Switch-Integrated Rectifier (SIR) technology from a single source, gaining access to service and maintenance for an installed base of more than 2000 plants.