What our coal-fired generation experience means for you
We understand the challenges of maximizing the return on investment from coal-fired plant because we have decades of experience in building, operating and continually optimizing our portfolio of over 11 GW of coal-fired assets in Europe and Russia.
Over the past two decades we have converted several European plants to full or partial biomass firing, built coal-fired plants in the Netherlands, Germany and Russia and managed the upgrade of coal-fired assets internationally.
Our clients benefit from our expertise in plant life extension. Our specialists regularly undertake major refurbishments that have ensured the extended safe operation of plants between 20 and 25 years on their original design life.
Power plant conversion
Become independent from coal, optimize flexibility and ensure compliance by leveraging our decades of experience in biomass conversion. Find out what converting your partial or full asset to biomass could mean for you.
Our solution will support you to:
• Analyze market opportunities
• Reduce start-up times
• Improve ramp rate and load following
• Reduce major component replacement costs
• Increase maximum load
• Reduce minimum load
• Increase major outage intervals through parts life extension
• Reduce daily maintenance costs
• Extend economic plant life.
Do you have a flexible operations strategy?
Find out how to achieve successful flexible operation in our downloadable overview guide
- Fully understand all implications of flexible operation
- Shorten start-up times by 20-50%
- Reduce major component replacement costs by 20-30%
- Reduce daily maintenance costs by 10-20%
Our solutions to optimize your coal-fired power plant
Asset Investment Projects
Full O&M Delivery
Compliance, Risk & Safety
Reduce risk of boiler slagging
Our client has experienced zero problem with slagging since our solution was implemented. We developed new in-house Triplot Index calculations that have proved far more reliable than single Ash Fusion Temperature test results.
Achieve operational savings by optimizing fuel selection strategy
Optimizing coal selection while managing risks to components and impacts on operational performance can deliver significant savings in the cost of power generation, as we proved at a 550 MW power plant.
If you want to reduce generation costs, ultra-low-load operation is a safe alternative to short-term shutdowns. Our innovative approach to flexible operation has shown that ultra-low-load operation is achievable, we have valuable experience of the potential challenges and benefits for your plant.