HORIBA Wins Contract in China Market for State Environmental Project

September 11, 2003

HORIBA, Ltd. was recently awarded a large contract from the Chinese city of Chongqing to supply 25 automatic monitoring systems for factory smokestacks in the heavy chemical industry and other emitters, as a part of an effort to create infrastructure for an environmental monitoring network. The contract price, including maintenance, amounts to about 200 million Japanese yen. HORIBA will be providing its newest model of monitoring systems to Chongqing. As an environmental model city, Chongqing involves some of the most progressive ecological initiatives of any Chinese city. This project is expected to have future ripple effects on environmental protection across the country.

Chongqing plays a very important role in the environmental policies of the rapidly industrializing nation of China. It has been uniquely designated as an environmental model among cities that are under the direct control of the central government, such as Beijing and Shanghai. HORIBA’s system was chosen in the context of the specific approach of this model city to employ the most advanced environmental monitoring system. The system, which is said to be part of a state project to create a unified monitoring system to tackle global environmental issues in the country, will link an operations center with emissions sources such as power stations and chemical factories in various locations. By remote control, it will monitor nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and other emission gases.


・The awarded contract includes the following products:
- The “ENDA-600 Series” Stack Gas Analysis System, which conducts continuous monitoring of the constituents of emission gases from thermal power plant boilers and combustion furnaces

Five constituents will be monitored: nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and oxygen (O2)

- Stack Gas Soot and Dust Monitor
- Stack Gas Flowmeter