Fortum eNext completes project to cut NOx emissions at Hindalco Mahan coal-fired power plant

Fortum eNext has completed its first commercial combustion modification project in India at Hindalco-Mahan Aluminium in Madhya Pradesh. .

The project was aimed at reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions on one of the 150 MW boilers in Madhya Pradesh. The project started in June 2019, and the boiler was commissioned in March 2020, and has been in operation since then but due to COVID-19 the comprehensive performance guarantee tests were completed in October 2020. The project met the guaranteed values of 290 mg/Nm3 of NOx (at 6 per cent oxygen reference) in all mill combinations and load conditions (60 per cent, 80 per cent and 100 per cent) by using local Indian coal with the lowest NOx values remaining well below 200 mg/Nm3.