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EXERGY awarded contract for waste heat recovery project in China

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EXERGY INTERNATIONAL (EXERGY), a provider of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power plants, has been awarded – through its parent company, Nanjing TICA Thermal Technology – a new contract for the development of a 5.8 MWe waste heat recovery project in China. The final customer is Jiangyin Xingjia New Material Co., a company engaged in the chemical industry, manufacturing PTA, polyester fibre, polyester film and synthetic resin.

EXERGY’s contract includes the engineering and supply of two ORC units, 2.9 MWe each, that will be part of the new customer’s investment in a greenfield PET production facility located in Jiangyin, in the Jiangsu Province, China. The waste heat recovery system will exploit the exhausted low-pressure steam, generated from the PET manufacturing process, to feed an efficient ORC cycle utilising the Radial Outflow Turbine technology and a non-flammable refrigerant as working fluid.

The project will be completed by the end of 2022 and once in operation it will produce a total of 5.8 MW of clean electricity and help save the emission of approximately 17 000 t of CO2 and the consumption of 8500 tpy.

Dario Puglisi, CEO of EXERGY, comments: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this new project in China thanks to the excellent work done in synergy with our parent company Nanjing TICA Thermal. We see a huge potential of application for waste heat recovery in China, where this technology can represent a market-ready, proven and economically viable solution to reduce carbon and energy intensity of the industrial sector in the short-term, and help China hit its ambitious climate pledges. This is a new reference in the petrochemical application in the country and we have several additional projects under discussion. We foresee a further development and consolidation of our presence in this market segment in China and overall Asian Region in the coming years”.

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