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United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) has acquired the O`Brien & Gere
:: 13 November, 2009
United Conveyor Corporation (UCC), a global leader in ash handling systems and
custom-engineered material handling systems, has acquired the O`Brien & Gere
(OBG) Dry Sorbent Injection Technologies business. This business specializes in
the development and application of dry sorbent injection, delivering
cost-effective strategies to reduce air pollutants from coal-fired utilities,
industrial, commercial and institutional boilers. Effective November 4, 2009,
OBG Dry Sorbent Injection Technologies customers, sales and technical personnel
are welcomed into the UCC team.
This acquisition broadens UCC`s extensive ash and reagent handling product lines
and strengthens its ability to improve plant performance. The addition of dry
sorbent injection technology will help customers address regulatory requirements
for the reduction of SO2, SO3, mercury and acid gases. "UCC is dedicated to
continuous innovation and expansion of the industry`s broadest portfolio of
material handling solutions serving the power generation industry," states Doug
Basler, President, UCC. "This acquisition represents a perfect technological
match for utility customers, combining the capabilities of two industry leaders
with the convenience of single source accountability."
OBG has pioneered the modeling, testing and demonstration phases of dry sorbent
injection applications. Dry sorbent injection technology injects select sorbents
into the flue gas to control emissions and works in tandem with existing
pollution control devices, including wet scrubbers, baghouses and electrostatic
precipitators. This technology delivers performance at a low capital cost,
providing a compelling alternative to wet and dry scrubbers.
Dan Charhut, Vice President of Technology at UCC, adds: "United Conveyor is now
uniquely positioned to offer customers a performance-based, turnkey solution for
dry sorbent injection, including predictive modeling, testing, demonstration,
system design and supply, installation and commissioning while leveraging our
ash handling expertise to ensure overall plant performance."
About O`Brien & Gere
O`Brien & Gere (OBG) is an employee-owned engineering and project delivery
company with over 850 scientists, engineers, construction, and operation
personnel located in 30 offices across the U.S. With a 60-year history of
applying technology and innovation, OBG is a leader in providing total capital
and facilities, energy, environmental, and water solutions for energy, federal,
higher education, industrial, and municipal clients. Website: www.obg.com.
About United Conveyor Corporation
United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) is a global leader in ash handling solutions
for the power generation industry and preferred supplier for reagent handling
expertise. Since 1920, UCC has been committed to the design, supply,
construction, and maintenance of world class conveyor systems precisely
engineered to better serve utility providers.
UCC owns and operates a steel fabrication facility to maintain direct control
over quality and timely delivery of manufactured components and replacement
parts guaranteed to meet or exceed stringent customer performance requirements.
The company offers a global network of sales and service representatives serving
customers and installations spanning six continents. For more information,
please contact UCC at 847-473-5900. Website: www.unitedconveyor.com.
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