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Component Performance-driven Solutions for Long-Term Efficiency Increase in Ultra Supercritical Power Plants - MACPLUS

Objective

The intelligent and cost effective use of CCS technologies requires new strategies to increase the net efficiency of coal fired power plants. Among them, the most promising are summarised as below:

- Increase working steam temperature and pressure in new USC power plants (350-370 bar, 700/720°C minimum), and hence increase the severity of fireside operating conditions,

- Promote clean coal technologies based (for example) on oxy-combustion + co-firing technologies (by a continuous increase of biomass % in mixture with coal), in order to reduce CO2 capture losses and the amount of CO2 to be captured and stored.



The project aims to increase the net efficiency of coal fired plants by increasing the performance and reliability of some critical components identified as follows:

- refractory materials of the combustion chamber (especially for oxy-combustion application), up to 1800 °C

- headers and pipework (avoidance of weld Type IV cracking phenomena, working temperature increase), up to 650-660 °C

- super heaters (optimised performance in high temperature oxidation/hot corrosion environments), up to 720 °C

- coated pipes and boiler components able to withstand co-combustion conditions (high temperature oxidation/hot corrosion, erosion-adhesion and wear),

- HP and IP steam turbine rotor components and turbine casing up to 750-780 °C

For each critical component, a full-scale prototype will be realised and installed into an industrial plant and/or in test loop(s) at known temperature, pressure and atmosphere conditions

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/coal

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pietro Gimondo (Dr.)

Participants (23)

RWE POWER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Rwe Platz 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralf Mohrmann (Dr.)
UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Compton House 2300 The Crescent, Birmingham Busine
B37 7YE Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Pomfret (Mr.)
DOOSAN BABCOCK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Manor Royal Crawley Business Quarter Doosan House
RH10 9AD Crawley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Livingston (Dr.)
SUMITOMO SHI FW ENERGIA OY
Finland
Address
Metsaneidonkuja 8
02131 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arto Hotta (Mr.)
TUBACEX TUBOS INOXIDABLES SA
Spain
Address
Tres Cruces 8
01400 Llodio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Herrero (Mr.)
TUV RHEINLAND WERKSTOFFPRUFUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Im Kraftwerk Janschwalde
Peitz
Administrative Contact
Ansgar Kranz (Dr.)
COGNE ACCIAI SPECIALI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Paravera
Aosta
Administrative Contact
Marco Massazza (Dr.)
FLAME SPRAY HUNGARY FEMIPARI SZOLGALTATO ES KERESKEDELMI KFT
Hungary
Address
Ipari Park Ut 19
2111 Szada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simone Jurich (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Mayr (Dr.)
VYSKUMNY USTAV ZVARACSKY - PRIEMYSELNY INSTITUT SR
Slovakia
Address
Racianska
Bratislava
Administrative Contact
Anna Hambalkova (Ms.)
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Brooks (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Maansson (Ms.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Kent (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Bosch (Ms.)
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
Address
Av De La Borbolla 5
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Carlos Ballesteros Aparicio (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcel Somers (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIUDAD DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
Address
Avenida Del Presidente Rodriguez Zapatero Sn
24492 Ponferrada
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vicente Cortes Galeano (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pertti Auerkari (Mr.)
ALSTOM LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Newbold Raod
Rugby
Administrative Contact
Rodney Vanstone (Mr.)
Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Ivy House Foundry
Stoke-on-trent
Administrative Contact
Steven Birks (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eberhard Roos (Prof.)