- RJM “Highly Commended” in the IChemE Global Awards 2023
At the Awards Dinner held last night (30th November 2023) at the NEC Hilton Metropole, RJM International jointly with its customer Evero won the “Highly Commended” award in the Industry Project category. The award submission demonstrated how RJM and Evero were able to achieve significant performance improvements at Evero’s Ince Bio Power site. This 24MWe EfW plant uses modern gasifier combustion technology and fires 170,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum. As a result of the joint project – which is still ongoing – sub-optimal combustion has been resolved and the plant has been returned to profitability. Commenting on being awarded “Highly Commended”, John Goldring, Managing Director of RJM said, “We have been working collaboratively with Evero at its Ince and Hull plants for over three years now and have delivered a series of plant improvements across materials handling, fuel feed systems and combustion, including the installation of two new OverFire Air systems. This award recognises the success of these projects and confirms that complex gasifier combustion technology can be optimised, if one has the right CFD analytic tools and solid modelling and engineering experience – no matter what the fuel.”
- RJM wins major burner upgrade project in Turkey
RJM International has been awarded a major engineering burner upgrade project to improve the performance of Unit 3 at Zetes 2, a 615 MW utility power plant of Eren Enerji located at Zonguldak, Turkey. The plant work will focus on improving boiler efficiency, thermal performance and reducing emissions. Following a detailed site survey, combustion audit and associated CFD analysis, RJM developed an innovative solution which will include the provision of 24 bespoke RJM burners. The new equipment will be installed during the planned outage in spring / summer 2024. Commenting on the project win, Steve Billett, Head of Projects at RJM said, “Following on from the major de-NOx project we are working on in Kosovo, this win in Turkey once again confirms our technical expertise and our ability to devise innovative, combustion-focused solutions that deliver real and enduring performance improvements. I would like to thank everyone at RJM and Eren Enerji who have been involved in the project so far.” John Goldring, Managing Director at RJM commented, “We are delighted to secure this plant upgrade for Eren Enerji with a focus on reducing emissions, on an already highly efficient supercritical boiler. We have developed an excellent collaborative working relationship with the people at Eren Enerji and we look forward to completing a successful project”. Ömer Buğer, Deputy CEO at Eren Enerji added, “We are glad to collaborate with RJM for executing the improvement project based on combustion efficiency and lower emission levels. It is also in our plan to expand the project for our other units to continue sustainable and reliable power generation.” The Zetes stations consisting of 2,790 MW in total are all owned and operated by Eren Enerji, the leading power generation company with almost 7% of Turkish total electricity production, part of Eren Holding, a Turkish conglomerate. Today RJM is also delivering other performance upgrade projects at utility generators in the USA and Asia-Pacific, as well as at biomass and Energy from Waste facilities in the UK and Italy.
- RJM to speak at Philippine Coal Plant User Group Conference – 6th Oct. 2023
Lance Morris, Head of Projects for RJM International in Asia-Pacific will be presenting a technical paper entitled, “Helping power plants in the Philippines integrate new technologies to transition to sustainable operations” at this year’s Philippine Coal Plant User Group (PCPUG), the 25th Technical Forum. Despite that fact that no new coal plants are being built in the Philippines, coal still accounts for over 45% of power generation and the government has set out ambitious plans to “develop and utilize clean energy systems and technologies” to decarbonise the power generation sector. With its strong track record in improving the operational performance of all types of thermal plants, no matter what the fuel, the combustion technology or the size of the plant, RJM is ideally placed to support Philippine generators as they embark on their emissions reduction programmes. Of particular interest will be RJM’s proven experience in introducing co-firing coal with biomass, which enables carbon emissions to be cut significantly. RJM has solid experience of working across South-East Asia, in Hong Kong, mainland China, Vietnam and Malaysia, so is well-placed to carry out work in the Philippines. In addition, RJM has recently opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur to manage the growing number of new projects it has won in the region. The PCPUG event is taking place on 5th and 6th October at the Widus Hotel and Casino, Clark, Pampanga, the Philippines. Lance Morris will be giving his presentation at 8.30am on Friday 6th October 2023. PCPUG Programme Oct. 2023-compressed
- RJM and Evero joint IChemE Global Awards 2023 Finalist
It has been announced that RJM and Evero are joint IChemE Global Awards 2023 Finalists in the Industry Project category. Commenting on this success, Steve Billett Head of Projects at RJM International said, “I am delighted to confirm that RJM, jointly with Evero, one of our key customers in the Biomass and Energy from Waste sector, are Finalists in the IChemE Global Awards 2023, in the Industry Project category. “Our award application, ‘Delivering performance improvements for Ince Bio Power’, explains how together, we have undertaken a series of complex plant improvement upgrades which have returned the plant to profitability. One of the key achievements has been to stabilise the gasification technology, which in turn opens the door for waste to be transformed into a new generation future fuel, which, when combined with CCUS (Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage) will be the best route forward for waste and waste wood. The project is still ongoing and further benefits will be realised during 2023,” he added. Ince Bio Power is a 21.5MWe Energy from Waste plant using modern gasifier combustion technology, firing around 170,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum. The Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday 30th November at the Hilton Metropole in the NEC, Birmingham.
- RJM providing technical expertise and upgrade improvements at 13 biomass and W2E sites in the UK and Europe
RJM Newsletter Sept. 2023 FINAL RJM International, the award-winning provider of innovative technologies, products and services to the power generation sector, announces today that thanks to its proven track record in delivering significant combustion improvements and emissions reductions to power stations worldwide, it is currently applying its expertise at 13 biomass and Energy from Waste sites across the UK and in Europe, equivalent to 189MW of green energy. These sites fire a range of fuels, including waste wood, MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) and hazardous wastes. They utilise various combustion technologies, including moving grates, bubbling fluidised beds and rotary kilns. Common to many of these sites are operational problems, such as excessive slagging and fouling, which limit MWe or MWth output, reduce the length of generation campaigns, increase the duration of planned and unplanned outages and can lead to emissions that breach regulated limits.Some of these problems can be successfully tackled by plant operators, but many of them are inter-linked, meaning that a single-issue fix can have adverse consequences elsewhere in the plant. This is when plant owners and operators need specialist, external support. By taking a “whole plant” approach, RJM is able to devise and deliver performance improvement programmes that enable plants to operate more reliably and efficiently – as cost-effectively as possible. Commenting on RJM’s success in the biomass and Energy from Waste sector, John Goldring, Managing Director, said, “What we’re finding is that plants really value our detailed, analytical approach. “At the outset, we typically carry out a very detailed review of all aspects of a plant’s operations and this gives us a unique insight into how the plant is actually running. “Where required, we will also carry out additional, sophisticated simulation to give us further insights and to enable us to develop a set of solutions that will resolve critical plant issues. “Having worked out what needs to be done, we will then provide and implement those solutions, backed up by appropriate guarantees. This differentiates us from other consultants,” he said. Some examples of RJM’s current project successes include: • New Flue Gas Recirculation systems to reduce peak flame temperatures in the gasifier, reducing the formation of slagging at Evero’s Energy Works Hull site and at its Ince Bio Power site. Both are bubbling fluidised bed gasifier units firing MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) and waste wood respectively. • New materials handling systems including new fuel hoppers and screw feeder units at Energy Works Hull to improve fuel flow and thus flame consistency and reliability. Technical Service Agreements are now in place for both Evero sites to ensure “rapid response” support from RJM and at Ince, a major new Engineering Project (Phase 1) has recently been announced that will deliver further performance improvements. • Several NOx reduction projects at waste treatment plants where RJM has optimised and upgraded combustion and SNCR systems to help plants meet the new BREF emissions limits coming into force on 3rd December 2023. • Laser scan site survey at a grate-fired unit to determine best location for installing the IMPULSE® Cleaning system that RJM has brought to European markets, which dramatically reduces the build-up of fouling material on convective surfaces and reduces the duration and frequency of planned outages. • Materials Handling and Fuel Reviews. Similar projects and studies are also being undertaken by RJM at other biomass, EfW and hazardous waste incineration units and RJM is already talking to other potential customers in the UK and Europe. “Our work in this sector is certainly meeting the needs of owners and operators who are struggling to maintain reliable and cost-effective generation, especially when faced with fuels of variable quality that do not perform consistently. “In addition, we are now finding that the new BREF limits imposing tighter NOx limits as well as restrictions on ammonia emissions to atmosphere is another driver for generators seeking our specialist support,” John Goldring confirmed. RJM is also working on utility generator coal-to-biomass conversion projects in South-East Asia and a 230MW coal-to-gas conversion project for a utility generator in Nebraska, USA as well as various performance improvement projects at power stations in Europe. -ENDS-. For further information on RJM International, please contact: Christopher Biggs, Head of Global Marketing, RJM International T + 44 (0)1962 831250 M + 44 (0)7796 171091 E [email protected]