RJM International expands team in UK and South East Asia

RJM International, the award-winning provider of innovative emissions reduction technology and equipment to the power generation and large combustion plant sectors worldwide, announces today that it has appointed:

Lance Morris as Project Manager & Combustion Engineer to support the growth of RJM’s Asia-Pacific business and…

Helen Ricketts as Senior Project Manager to take a lead role in managing the SIMEC Uskmouth Power FEED Study.

Lance Morris, appointed Project Manager & Combustion Engineer, based at RJM in Singapore

Lance Morris has been appointed to support the growth of RJM’s Asia-Pacific business.

RJM set up its Asia-Pacific operation in February 2018 to manage its current projects in that region more effectively and to target other operators of power plants and district heating plants.

Since that date, RJM has won more work retro-fitting district heating plants in Beijing with its new Ultra-Low Nox CleanAir Burner™ and is currently working on two other major power plant upgrade projects, in Hong Kong and Vietnam.

With the appointment of a new agent covering off Indonesia in August 2018 and new opportunities now presenting themselves throughout South East Asia, additional skilled resource is now needed in RJM’s Singapore office. The appointment of Lance Morris will ensure RJM’s ambitious growth plan in the region can stay on track.

Lance is a highly-experienced combustion engineer with over 25 years’ experience and joins RJM from RWE Generation’s Technical Support Group where he was contracted in the position of Combustion Engineer and Testing & Commissioning Coordinator, with responsibility for the commissioning, optimisation and operation of RWE’s UK fleet of biomass and coal boiler plants. Lance also has expertise in plant performance data analysis and reporting, as well as mill, burner and emissions optimisation schemes.

Prior to his role at RWE, Lance worked for Alstom at Manjung Power Station in Malaysia to supervise and commission the new 3 x 760MWe coal-fired plant. Previous roles have included operations-based positions at other power stations in Taiwan, Malaysia and South Africa.

Commenting on the new appointment, John Goldring, Managing Director of RJM said, “Lance has the technical expertise we’re looking for and is an experienced operator in South East Asia, so knows how business gets done there. We very much look forward to welcoming him to RJM and to building our South East Asia activities together.”

Helen Ricketts, appointed Senior Project Manager, based at RJM in Winchester, UK

Helen Rickets, BSc, MBA, CEng, FIChemE has been appointed as Senior Project Manager.

She will take a lead role in managing the various stages within the SIMEC Uskmouth Power (SUP) FEED Study that was awarded to RJM in November 2018. This project is focused on delivering a new engineering-based solution that will enable the operator, SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited, to convert the Uskmouth plant to run on waste-derived energy pellets, comprising a mixture of biogenic material and waste materials that are unsuitable for recycling. Helen will also lead on the project management of other RJM assignments.

With an MBA from Henley Management College, a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey and Prince II and project management qualifications, Helen has held senior positions at Foster Wheeler, Penspen (a global provider of services to the energy industry) and Wood Group Kenny (the world’s largest independent specialist subsea, pipeline and riser engineering and management contractor).

Most recently, Helen was Business Development Manager of OceanMind Limited, where she applied her commercial management skills to help establish the capabilities of this not-for-profit organisation, set up to protect the world’s fisheries.

Commenting on the new appointment, John Goldring, Managing Director of RJM said, “Helen is a highly experienced project manager with a strong commercial and business development background. As we win more work with ever-more complex project management needs, Helen is ideally placed to utilise all her strategic business skills – something that will be to the benefit of the business as a whole.”