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Meeting the Materials and Manufacturing Challenge for Ultra High Efficiency PF Power Plants with CCS

Objective

Carbon Capture and Sequestration has become an important technology to comply with the CO2 reduction targets set by the EC. However CCS has the drawback that the electrical efficiency of the coal fired power plant will drop significantly. To overcome this drawback, one has to increase the base efficiency of the power plant or increase the biomass co-firing share as this is a CO2 neutral energy source. Increasing the base efficiency of new plants or increasing the share of biomass are both limited due to quality of the present available coatings and materials. The presently used materials in the boiler, interconnecting pipework and steam turbine can not withstand operating temperatures higher than 620°C. Live steam temperatures higher than 750°C are needed to compensate the efficiency loss caused by CCS and achieve a net efficiency of 45%. NEXTGENPOWER is a unique integrated project as it will demonstrate new alloys and coatings in boiler, turbine and the interconnecting pipework, which can be integrated in existing and new power plants. This proposal is aimed at the highest priority challenges for new plants and will focus on selecting and demonstrating precipitated hardened Ni alloys, and advanced protective coatings. The challenges for NEXTGENPOWER are to demonstrate that we can: • overcome the limited creep and fatigue properties of state-of-the-art materials, • overcome boiler fireside corrosion of high temperature parts, • overcome steam-side oxidation and non-allowable thermal cycling stresses of the interconnecting pipe work using Ni alloys, • manufacture steam turbine components in precipitation hardened Ni alloy steam turbine parts.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/coal
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812 AR Arnhem
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Priscilla Wittenberg (Ms.)

Participants (13)

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
Matthew Barrie (Mr.)
ALSTOM POWER LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Newbold Road
CV21 2NH Rugby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rod Vanstone (Mr.)
GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brendon Scarlin (Dr.)
UNIPER BENELUX NV
Netherlands
Address
Capelseweg 400
3068 AX Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cees Korevaar (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Oakey (Prof.)
Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Ivy House Foundry
Stoke-on-trent
Administrative Contact
John Goodwin (Mr.)
Monitor Coatings Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Elm Road
North Shields
Administrative Contact
Philip Winspear (Mr.)
SAARSCHMIEDE GMBH FREIFORMSCHMIEDE*
Germany
Address
Bismarckstrasse 57-59
66333 Volklingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaus Blaes (Dr.)
AUBERT & DUVAL SAS
France
Address
10 Boulevard De Grenelle
75015 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hubert Schaff (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seija Flinck (Ms.)
VYSKUMNY USTAV ZVARACSKY - PRIEMYSELNY INSTITUT SR
Slovakia
Address
Racianska
Bratislava
Administrative Contact
Peter Brziak (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfred Scholz (Dr.)
DOOSAN SKODA POWER SRO
Czechia
Address
Tylova 1 57
301 28 Plzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lukas Zapletal