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RWE Power awards licence to build FB drying plants for lignite to Linde subsidiary

By Gerald Ondrey |

RWE Power (Cologne, Germany; www.rwe.com) and Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH (www.linde-kca.com), a subsidiary of The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com), have signed a framework agreement on the use of technology developed by RWE Power for drying lignite. This turns Linde-KCA-Dresden into a provider and supplier of WTA technology, which was developed by RWE Power. WTA is the German abbreviation for fluidized-bed drying with internal waste-heat utilization. “In Linde-KCA-Dresden, we have won a renowned partner with comprehensive experience and international know-how in building chemical plants. This is an important step in the worldwide dissemination of the WTA technology now being demonstrated at Niederaussem,” stresses Johannes Heithoff, head of research and development at RWE Power, adding: “In the future it is to be deployed in lignite-based power plants and in coal-gasification and liquefaction projects to obtain more energy-efficient and lower-CO2 electricity and synthesis-gas production.” “We look forward to the long-term partnership with RWE. Thanks to the bundling of the experience and expertise available in the two companies, we will be able to offer even better, tailored-to-suit,…
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