Global provider of mobile and modular power solutions, Aggreko, has launched a revolutionary new power system which will clean up to 99% of controlled emissions in mine power generation. Aggreko Global Head of Mining, Rod Saffy, said the launch of the company’s 1,300 kW Ultra-Low Emissions Package would significantly reduce a mine’s environmental footprint without interfering with operations. “Our ultra-low emissions package is a world-class power generation system that reduces practically all of the controlled emissions from generator exhaust streams,” Saffy said.
He added: “Proudly, it is the world’s lowest-emitting modular thermal power generation system – far exceeding the most stringent environmental requirements. Through a combination of a selective catalyst reducer (SCR) and oxidation catalyst, our Ultra-Low Emissions Package cuts carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, and hydrocarbon emissions to create a clean supply of power. Emission levels are 90% lower than the next best available technology on the market. We expect the 1,300 kW Ultra-Low Emissions Package will revolutionise the way emissions from power generation is managed in mining and related sectors, greatly assisting them on their journeys to Net-Zero emissions by 2050.”
Saffy said the 1,300 kW Ultra-Low Emissions Package was suitable for temporary or long-term use and could also be tailored to fit any project situation. “The new system is designed to meet the strictest air quality restrictions resulting in faster deployment and long-term use while significantly reducing environmental impact,” he said. “Mining customers will benefit from knowing their operational emissions will be significantly cut-back, their carbon footprint reduced, and their air quality permitting standards are met, ultimately increasing productivity on-site. The new power system is particularly helpful for miners where space constraints prevent a renewable solution from being a practical option.”
Aggreko Product Manager for Power and Natural Gas, Geoff Bland, said one of the first companies to pilot Aggreko’s new ultra-low emissions power system was Major Midstream Company – an oil and gas company based in the Permian Basin, Texas, USA. Bland said it was Aggreko’s biggest power project in North America to date. “Our challenge was to compress gas at an extremely large cryogenics plant that was nearly ten times more compressed than usual and get them onto the power grid. Our engineers developed a complete skid system to handle the high decompression requirements, we designed and installed our Ultra Low Emissions Packages to retrofit on each natural gas generator to reduce emissions, and we worked with our partners to design and install a real-time monitoring system. Our customer was able to obtain air permits quickly, while the mobile gas power system allowed production to begin far ahead of permanent utilities reaching the site.”
Bland said Aggreko had a Net-Zero goal by 2050 and had a 2030 target to reduce diesel use in its customer solutions by 50%. “Climate change is a global challenge that Aggreko takes seriously as leaders in the temporary power space and the launch of the 1300 kW Ultra-Low Emissions Package is another step to evolving ours and our customers’ businesses to a low carbon future.”
Aggreko says it aims to lead its customers to adopt better energy solutions by incorporating sustainable products and technologies to meet their energy needs, investing in efficiency projects, applying low-carbon design principles, and evaluating emissions reduction in technologies. “Now available to all sectors, but especially designed for oil and gas, mining, and utilities, the Ultra-Low Emissions Package is just one way Aggreko is working with its customers to lead the energy transition.”