Hitachi Power Systems America (HPSA) has been awarded a contract for the design and supply of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems for Hayden Station in Colorado, US.

Under the contract from Xcel Energy, Hitachi America subsidiary will provide SCR Systems for the Hayden coal-fired plant’s Units 1 & 2, which has 184MW and 262MW capacity respectively.

Located in Routt County, the Hayden steam electric generating facility fires Colorado low sulfur bituminous coal as its primary fuel.

The SCR system will utilize Hitachi’s catalyst, which offers high nitrogen oxide (NOx) removal efficiencies, to cut down NOx emissions.

The technology is expected to help Xcel Energy meet or exceed its NOx reduction requirements, and keep sulfur trioxide (SO3) emissions low.

HPSA president and chief executive Henry Bartoli said the company will help Xcel Energy to execute the project, which would supply its customers with clean, efficient, low-cost electricity.

"This contract represents another important milestone in the deployment of Hitachi’s proven technologies to the U.S. markets and further establishes HPSA’s important leadership position as an industry leader in the reduction of emissions from power generation facilities," Bartoli added.

Xcel Energy, with operations in eight US states, services about 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers.

HPSA supplies equipment, and provides services for the power generation market including hydroelectric, thermal, and nuclear facilities.