Andritz to rebuild fire-damaged seawater flue gas desulphurization plant in Cyprus

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The Andritz seawater flue gas desulphurization plant at Vasilikos power station, Cyprus. © Andritz.
The Andritz seawater flue gas desulphurization plant at Vasilikos power station, Cyprus. © Andritz.

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus has selected Andritz to reconstruct the damaged seawater flue gas desulphurization (SWFGD) plant at the Vasilikos power station in Cyprus.

The SWFGD plant for the existing heavy fuel oil boiler #3 in Vasilikos was damaged in 2016 in a fire that completely destroyed the flue gas treatment equipment.

The scope of Andritz’s work includes design, supply, erection, reconstruction, testing, commissioning and performance testing of the SWFGD plant supplied.

The main Andritz deliveries are a packed absorber tower made of concrete, a gas-gas heater (GGH) on top of the absorber, upgrade of the existing aeration system, as well as connection to all other existing systems. Upgrade of the existing electrostatic precipitator (ESP) will also enable the plant to comply with the new and stricter emission regulations.

The new system is scheduled to start up in May 2019.