RJM International reinforces its presence in the USA and appoints Christian Neal as Manager of Business Development
RJM International, the award-winning provider of innovative emissions reduction technologies and equipment to the power generation and large combustion plant sectors worldwide, announces today a reconfigured presence in the USA to target new business opportunities more effectively.
It has registered a new company name, RJM Corporation (USA) Inc. to align the business more closely with the global RJM business, RJM Corporation (EC) Limited, that already operates worldwide, outside the USA. The new company will now operate under the RJM International brand and will no longer trade as SAS, Inc.
It has also appointed Christian Neal as Manager of Business Development. Christian joins RJM from Halgo Power Inc. where he was Vice President of Projects & Business Affairs. He is a mechanical engineering graduate and a Master of Science: Finance, with both degrees awarded by the University of Texas.
Christian will focus on providing burners to the boiler OEM market and grow the sales of RJM’s hardware and CFD-based services to EPCs. He will also expand RJM’s contact base in the biomass sector, with a view to winning combustion audits that will lead on to providing hardware solutions. To tie these efforts together, the new USA operation will also be developing a network of regional representatives.
Founded in 1977, RJM Corporation was originally an American business and it pioneered the development and commercialisation of a new generation of low NOx burner, harnessing CFD to reach greater levels of NOx reductions. Hundreds of RJM burners are still in use today and the RJM name has a very good reputation in the power generation industry.
Commenting on RJM’s renewed presence in the USA, John Goldring, Managing Director said, “For the past 15 years or so, we have focused on developing ever-more sophisticated products to enable our generator customers, based all over the world, to meet the tighter emissions limits as cost-effectively as possible and still maintain reliable generation.
“More recently, we have been helping our utility generator customers as they transition to lower carbon generation, advising on and implementing co-firing with biomass and other fuel switching programmes.
“This work has now expanded into the biomass and Waste to Energy segments of the market where our unique analytical and engineering skills are enabling these sub-50MW generators to resolve a wide range of barriers to reliable performance, including materials handling, combustion, emissions, slagging, erosion, corrosion and excessive use of reagents.
“Reconfiguring our business in the USA, aligning it with the rest of RJM and appointing Christian Neal to support our VP Engineering, Larry Berg, who heads up our operation in the United States, will help us reach out to former and new customers,” he added.
Larry Berg, VP Engineering for RJM Corporation (USA) Inc. added, ““Offering the full range of RJM expertise, services, and hardware solutions to the United States well places us to support generators nationwide.
“In the complex utility markets, providers are constantly facing ever tighter emission mandates, fuel and load flexibility, unexpected outages, biomass generation and maximizing operation within the local power pool.
“We are excited to bring the processes and hardware that were perfected overseas back home to the US,” he confirmed.
Notes for Editors:
RJM Corporation was founded in Connecticut in 1977 by Richard J Monro with a focus on R&D consulting services to the power generation industry. By applying highly-detailed CFD analysis, combined with very thorough investigative work to understand actual plant performance, RJM quickly established a name for itself as a company which could design and implement modifications that yielded significant improvements in terms of improved efficiencies, enhanced flexibility and reduced emissions.
RJM’s expertise was such that it could also achieve further emissions reductions from existing ‘low NOx’ burners. Consequently, RJM soon built up a substantial reference portfolio of RJM-modified generation equipment throughout North America. Key customers included Exelon, Entergy, TXU, FirstEnergy and Duke.
The company also began taking on overseas projects and in 2000, to consolidate growth outside the USA, set up a European subsidiary.
In 2004, RJM Corporation ceased trading in the USA, but RJM’s European managers were keen to continue the pattern of growth and innovation. Upon completion of a management buy-out, the company was relaunched in Europe as RJM International in 2005.
RJM has now completed over 60,000MWe of combustion and emission control projects at power generators and other large combustion plants worldwide.
In recognition of its long tradition of innovation, RJM was awarded the UK’s highest business honor in 2017, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, for its pioneering work in developing and commercialising its range of new generation Ultra-Low NOx burners, the RJM CleanAir BurnerTM. This technology is now being applied worldwide, from gas-fired district heating schemes in Beijing to coal-fired stations operated by numerous global power companies, such as AES Corporation, Engie and SSE.
“I’m delighted to be able to announce that we’re back in the USA,” said John Goldring, RJM’s Managing Director. “RJM’s core offer is just as relevant today in the USA as it was when Richard Monro set up the business; namely driving down emissions, improving both operational efficiency and flexibility, as well as widening fuel options, whether different coals, switching to gas and in today’s markets introducing co-firing with biomass or alternative fuels.
“We’re also working closely with customers, helping them integrate their output with the intermittency of renewables, so much faster turn-up / turn-down response times and peak efficiency at every load level.
“Another new area is re-visiting combustion emission reduction for those plants where SCR or SNCR measures already exist. Implementation of our new ultra-low emission technologies on these plants can reduce the need for reagent and cut catalyst costs significantly, so we are evolving as the market evolves,” he added.