Alstom has signed a contract with CEZ for another stage of the modernization of Pocerady power plant in the Czech Republic.

Under the terms of CZK300m (€11m) contract, Astlom will upgrade another two 200MWe pulverised lignite coal units, boilers 2 and 5, at the power plant.

The project includes a significant adjustment of the combustion system to lower the nitrogen oxide (NOx) formed during the combustion process, and the addition of a selective non-catalytic reduction installation for further removal of NOx from the flue gas.

The scope and technical solutions are similar to the refurbishment project for boilers 3 and 4 secured by Alstom in October 2013.

Alstom Czech Republic president Petr Brzezina said, ”Our success in both public tenders at Pocerady will enable us to use synergies to complete these major projects.”

The contract work is scheduled to complete in 2015, before the European Directive that requires power sources producing over 50MW to cut NOx emissions levels down to 200mg/Nm3 by 2016.