RJM International is an award-winning, specialist provider of a range of innovative and technologically-sophisticated products and services aimed at the power, industrial plant, biomass and Waste to Energy sectors.
Combining consultancy and engineering, RJM’s unique offer ensures that plant operators have access to an end-to-end solution that is also guaranteed.
of global plant improvements
From its origins as a business offering R&D consulting services to the thermal-fired power generation sector in the USA, it is today a global provider of a range of products and services that is enabling the thermal-fuel fired sector to transition successfully to lower carbon, low emission generation.
Some of our 2020 projects include:
Reducing harmful emissions at one of Europe’s most polluting power stations, as part of an EU-funded consortium to improve air quality in Kosovo;
Improving performance at a number of biomass and Energy from Waste sites in the UK to enhance reliability, reduce emissions, maximise MW output and enable them to operate on a wider fuel diet;
Devising a SUFA system to achieve a significant step change reduction in NOx levels, down to 200mg/Nm³ at a power station in Northern Ireland;
Researching and writing a report for a power plant in Chile to facilitate the introduction of co-firing with blue hydrogen to deliver low carbon energy.
Part of RJM’s 3-D ductwork plan to help deliver the NOx reduction project at Kosovo
We are helping to transform the thermal power generation sector to deliver low-emission, low-carbon energy worldwide.
Today, RJM’s primary focus involves working in partnership with some of the world’s leading utility supply companies, other large combustion plants as well as biomass and Waste to Energy facilities. RJM helps them to operate as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible, whilst meeting the latest emissions regulations relating to SOx, NOx, particulates and carbon.
Meet some of our team:
Combustion, emissions and performance improvement expert with over 35 years’ experience in the energy sector managing complex multi-million pound projects.
John Goldring is a highly skilled energy sector professional with over 35 years of technical, commercial and company management experience, providing combustion engineering expertise to the power generation industry worldwide. He has a wide-ranging track record of success in the development and global commercialisation of innovative, ultra-low emissions technologies, products and services for the efficient combustion of coal, gas, oil, biomass and WtE fuels.
John has been Managing Director of RJM International since 2005 and is responsible for managing the business and leading on new revenue generation from utilities, biomass and WtE plants as well as other major industrial customers, worldwide.
In 2000 John established the European office of RJM Corporation to bring the RJM commercial product line and service offer to the global market outside the USA. In 2005 he completed the management buyout of the European arm of RJM Corporation, enabling greater investment into the UK-based business. Prior to joining RJM, John was Managing Director of Todd Combustion (latterly John Zinc) and held senior roles at Credfeld Camtorc.
John presents regularly at energy conferences and is a frequent contributor to international technical publications focusing on combustion improvement, emissions reduction and the development and integration of new, low carbon fuels.
A pioneer developer of unique CFD models to inform the design of ultra-low NOx burner technologies. Holder of numerous patents. Significant theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in R&D settings, test facilities, field analysis of combustion problems and equipment start-ups.
With a wide range of practical expertise and theoretical knowledge, Larry’s areas of expertise, as well as CFD, include combustion science across a number of large combustion applications including refinery furnaces, flares and utility boilers. His multiple fuels experience spans gas, refinery fuels, oil, coals, and biomass.
Larry has been working with RJM since 2008 with a focus on CFD work and prior to that held senior engineering roles at John Zinc and in the United States Navy.
Head of Projects
Energy engineering and commercial professional, with over a decade of experience managing multi-million pound EPC retrofit contracts on thermal power plants in the UK and Europe.
Steve joined RJM in 2007 as a Project Engineer and was appointed Project Manager in 2010. As Head of Projects since 2018, Steve is responsible for the successful management of all RJM’s projects outside Asia-Pacific. Today this includes projects running in the UK, Northern Ireland and mainland Europe, ranging from the upgrade (NOx reduction) of two lignite-fired units in Kosovo to performance optimisation programmes for a number of biomass plants in the UK.
Steve was a co-inventor of a unique NOx-reducing Separated Under Fire Air (SUFA) system suitable for T-fired coal boiler applications. This patented technology has now been successfully installed at EPK Kilroot in Northern Ireland.
Steve was also involved in the re-design of a new RJM coal burner for Engie’s power plant at Rugeley. This unit delivered such good performance that it was IED compliant without the need for secondary NOx reduction measures, yielding less than 200mg/Nm3. On this project, he also was responsible for all the commercial and contractual negotiations and managed the project from start to finish.
Head of Process Engineering
Engineering Team Manager and experienced combustion engineer with over 30 years’ experience in coal, oil, gas and biomass power generation projects worldwide. Principal areas of technical knowledge include risk analysis and mitigation, fuel analysis, fuel handling and preparation, fuel and boiler safety, Burner Management Systems, flame monitoring and combustion.
Steve is an experienced combustion engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the power generation sector, in equipment design, consultancy and operations support roles. His core areas of technical expertise also include oil, gas and biomass combustion system design and operation.
As well as managing all the new systems and processes that are being developed for the NOx reduction project in Kosovo, Steve is the technical lead for RJM’s long-term contract at the AES – VCM Mong Duong II plant in Vietnam, resolving critical combustion issues impacting on reliability, efficiency and safety. Activities have included site investigation and testing, CFD modelling, equipment design, safety reviews and a full HAZOP of the combustion system and boiler.
Steve joined RJM in 2011 and previously held senior positions at Parsons Brinkerhoff and RWE npower. He has authored and co-authored a number of technical papers on subjects ranging from alternative fuels and ATEX compliance to the impact on flame stability when co-firing coal with biomass.
Dr. Anura Perera
Principal CFD Engineer
Specialist CFD modeller with 30 years’ experience in modelling combustion and emissions, focusing on concept development for low emission burners and the application of CFD to resolve complex combustion issues in large industrial and utility boilers.
Prior to joining RJM in 2017, Anura was Principal CFD Engineer at Doosan-Babcock. Anura is a prolific author of technical papers and has been advancing the understanding of mathematical modelling as applied to the combustion of various fuels in the power generation sector since first being published in 1993.
Dr. Gerry Riley
Head of Business Development & Policy
RJM’s in-house fuels expert. Widely known as an industry leader in co-firing, fuel engineering and ash deposition for all coals, biomass and waste fuels. Lead specialist enabling generators to transition to lower carbon fuels.
Gerry is also skilled at practical problem-solving at power stations, no matter what the fuel, and is now applying this experience to biomass and WtE plants in the UK and overseas. Gerry joined RJM in 2014 and prior to that held senior roles at RWE npower, specialising in coal to biomass conversions for utility plant. Gerry is an Executive Member and Division chair for the combustion division of the Fuel and Energy Research Forum.
MBA, CEng MEI
General Manager, Asia-Pacific
Experienced energy professional with a strong engineering and business background with 10 years’ experience in combustion and emissions projects. Led RJM’s expansion into Asia-Pacific, opening its office in Singapore.
Head of Mechanical Engineering
Materials handling expert with over 45 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, construction, installation and commissioning of bulk materials handling equipment, for coal-fired power stations, biomass and WtE plants.
He is responsible for the assessment, design, manufacture and on-site installation of all new or modified materials handling equipment at customer sites worldwide. For RJM he has re-designed systems and managed the upgrade work on-site at many UK and overseas power stations for fuel, ash and other bulk materials. He is also responsible for designing new storage systems, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors and material flow control systems for coal-to-biomass conversions and in the biomass and WtE segments.
Nominated as one of Europe’s best companies in the first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list
Shortlisted finalist in the Environment Award category by the Energy Institute
Presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation
Awarded the Innovation Award by the Energy Institute
Winner of best Overall Business: Winchester Business Excellence Awards