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SPX to provide cooling system for Chinese coal-fired plant

21 Jul 2011

US-based SPX Corporation, through its thermal equipment and services segment, has secured a $17m contract from the China Datang Technologies & Engineering Co to manufacture and install an indirect dry cooling tower (IDCT) system for the DatangWu'an power plant in China

Located in the Hebei Province of eastern China, the DatangWu'an facility is a 2x300MW coal-fired power plant, and the two-unit IDCT system is expected to be operational next year.

SPX said that while a two-unit project traditionally requires two housing towers, the company will design the DatangWu'an facility's dual-tower IDCT system for installation in a single tower.

According to the company, using a single tower for the dry cooling system will reduce tower construction costs and require a smaller plot of land to be used at the plant site.

SPX Thermal Equipment and Services is a provider of evaporative and hybrid cooling towers and solutions, air-cooled condensers, heat exchangers, air and flue gas systems and filter systems.