July 2007

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Flue gas desulfurization forecast to ramp up over the next decade

After decades of "famine" the world's flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system suppliers are now "feasting" with global orders in 2006 reaching over $11 billion. So says new research from The McIlvaine C..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

After decades of "famine" the world's flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system suppliers are now "feasting" with global orders in 2006 reaching over $11 billion. So says new research from The McIlvaine Co. (www.mcilvainecompany.com). Suppliers of these systems and components are struggling to deal with demand. Delays of one year or more due to shortages in equipment or labor are now commonplace. Chief executives are trying to determine how much capital should be invested to keep up with demand. The biggest question is will the hot market continue? McIlvaine's analysts believe the answer is yes. Globally, FGD system orders will average $11 billion/yr over the next 13 years. Most of these sys

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