NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    JANUARY 2014

China Will Account For 85 Percent of the NOx Control Expenditures This Year

The world market for new selective catalytic systems for industrial stationary applications will exceed $23 billion in 2014. Eighty-five percent of the purchases will be for Chinese power plant and industrial facilities. This is the conclusion reached by the McIlvaine Company in NOx Control World Markets.

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The massive five-year program for NOx reduction from power and industrial plants was already in place prior to the severe smog conditions in China in the last few months. The result is that the polluters are striving to meet the new regulations earlier in the five year window rather than later. Most of the Chinese expenditures will be for existing power plants with about 20 percent for new power plants. Expenditures by the waste-to-energy and other Chinese industries will be modest in comparison.

The U.S. market will exceed $1 billion this year which is down by 80 percent from the peak five years ago. The 2014 orders will be a mix of retrofits for coal-fired power plants and new systems for gas turbines.

The market varies from year to year and country by the fact that individual coal-fired projects can exceed $200 million. So, if there are several projects in one year and none in the next, there will be large peaks and valleys. This environment has made it difficult to make a profit if SCR is the only business. As a result, the suppliers of boilers are among the largest suppliers of the systems. Their business is less variable due to product diversity.

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