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September 19, 2011


Hitachi offers total environmental solutions

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, September 19, 2011 – Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced that it has signed a license agreement with Balcke-Dürr GmbH (Balcke-Dürr), a subsidiary of SPX Corporation, to design and supply fabric filters for the U.S. market based on Balcke-Dürr's leading technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fabric filter technology plays an increasingly important role in pollution control for coal-fired power plants. It not only controls particulate matter, but it also has a significant impact to the effective removal of trace pollutants such as acid gases and heavy metals.

The Balcke-Dürr technology utilizes pulse jet cleaning featuring Advanced Energy Saving Management (AESM) both on-line and off-line modes and has a new proprietary twin valve system for optimum cleaning efficiency of filter bags. In 2008, Hitachi purchased twelve (12) large units of this state-of-the-art technology for Eskom's 800 MW power stations in South Africa.

“Having been selected by Hitachi as the supplier of fabric filters for the new Medupi and Kusile power stations in South Africa, SPX is pleased to now have a licensing agreement with Hitachi to expand the marketing of this efficient technology to power producers in North America,” said Drew Ladau, SPX segment president. “Our technology offers power producers a cost-effective way to help limit emissions.”

Henry Bartoli, president and CEO of Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd. stated, “Balcke-Dürr's technology is a great addition to HPSA's portfolio of emission control products and services and allows us to be a total environmental solutions provider to better serve our customers.  This agreement reflects Hitachi's global commitment to support our efforts as an industry leader in the reduction of emissions from power generation facilities.”

About Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd.

Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is a leading supplier of equipment and services for the Power Generation Market including Thermal, Nuclear and Hydroelectric facilities. Products include advanced Pulverized Coal Boilers, Heat Recovery Steam Generators, Steam, Gas, and Hydro Turbines and Generators, Substation Equipment, and Air Quality Control Systems for new plants and retrofit applications. Hitachi Power Systems America is Hitachi's Global Center of Excellence for the emissions market including Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization, mercury removal systems and SCR technology. Services include operation and plant assessment, engineering studies, performance optimization, emissions improvement, equipment replacement and upgrades. For more information, visit us at

About Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

About SPX

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) is a global Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader with nearly $5 billion in annual revenue, operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 15,500 employees. The company's highly-specialized, engineered products and technologies serve customers in three primary strategic growth markets: infrastructure, process equipment and diagnostic tools. Many of SPX's innovative solutions are playing a role in helping to meet rising global demand, particularly in emerging markets, for electricity, processed foods and beverages and vehicle services. The company's products include thermal heat transfer equipment for power plants; power transformers for utility companies; process equipment for the food & beverage industry; and diagnostic tools and equipment for the vehicle service industry. For more information, please visit

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