Located in the Northumberland coastal community of Lynemouth, Ashington, UK, the Lynemouth thermal power station operated until 1972 on coal fuel.
RWE Power International’s specialist services cover every aspect of operations and maintenance, from construction and commissioning to eventual decommissioning.
We offer gas turbine services, risk assessment processes, power plant information systems, environmental management and power station maintenance management. As well as this, we provide plant rehabilitation, power generation training, asset development, mining equipment engineering, and exploration and mineral deposit evaluation.
Our expertise spans the full range of electricity generation technologies, fuel sources including hard coal, lignite, oil and gas and mining methods.
Power plant operations and maintenance
We provide fully integrated power plant operations and maintenance services to optimise plant performance and generate higher profits. Our worldwide experience has been acquired on more than 45,000MW of power plant encompassing hard coal, lignite, gas, oil and nuclear power generation, cogeneration and renewables.
RWE Power International
Power industry maintenance and technical support
Our technical support group (TSG) provides a broad spectrum of engineering services to the power industry and other heavy industries. The extensive workshop facilities include state-of-the-art machinery, which coupled with our vast experience, enables TSG to offer a comprehensive, high quality service that includes:
- Workshop services and support for plant refurbishment, including overhaul, repair or modification of existing plant and machinery; manufacturing of new components, spare parts and assemblies
- Outage management and delivery
- On-site machining
- CNC and general machining
- Gas turbine (GT) services
Power plant rehabilitation
Our plant rehabilitation engineers are specialists in evaluating and upgrading generation plants to prolong asset life and improve performance. We have experience in refurbishing power stations around the world and can devise and implement investment strategies that deliver enhanced asset value.
Plant asset development
RWE Power International draws on its experience of operating in world energy markets when making recommendations on appropriate fuel sources and how your plant should be developed in order to achieve its full business potential. The way in which a new power generation asset is developed sets the pattern for its technical and commercial destiny.
Plant inspection management
RWE Power International has specialist non-destructive examination (NDE) products and services that cover advanced NDE technologies, outage management and consultancy. The techniques we employ give simultaneous data imaging and enhanced defect characterisation, enabling accurate defect detection of critical components.
Power plant training, learning and development
RWE Power International can meet the staff training and development needs of power plant and mining operators, using state-of-the-art learning approaches. We offer development programmes in all aspects of power generation and mining, whether on-site or at our training facilities in the UK and Germany.
Plant operational-performance systems
RWE Power International offers a fully integrated approach to enhancing plant performance. We have techniques that will increase plant flexibility in response to varying levels of demand and price, ensure reliability to meet contractual commitments, and achieve greater efficiency to control costs.
Plant environmental management
Our complete range of expert services will enable you to manage environmental performance more effectively. We can assess the environmental impacts of your business, whether in power generation or mining, and provide operations advice to maximise the value of your asset, within the local regulatory framework.
Power plant risk assessment processes
RWE Power International’s unique risk assessment and asset management processes identify and quantify the key risks in power plant operation. The results will enable you to optimise the running of your plant – technically and commercially.
Power plant information-management systems
RWE has established an effective asset management environment using real and near real-time integration of operational, maintenance and commercial data to optimise operations and maintenance of our own and clients’ power plant assets.
Secondary aggregate sales, marketing and after-sales service
RWE Power International supplies the sales and marketing of secondary aggregates from coal combustion products (CCPs); pulverised fuel ash (PFA) and furnace bottom ash (FBA), together with extensive technical support and after sales advice.
The use of ash can have environmental benefits over primary aggregates, helping to meet recycling targets. These secondary aggregates are cost effective and readily available from our power stations in central and southern England and South Wales.
Power plant knowledge and practical experience
We have a great depth of operations and engineering knowledge and practical experience as an asset developer, owner and operator. This experience means we not only provide theoretical solutions to plant issues, but also the practical implementation services you need to transform expert advice into tangible benefits.
Global mining and electricity generation technologies
Our expertise spans a full range of mining methods and electricity generation technologies, including hard coal, lignite, oil, gas and nuclear. With clients in more than 70 countries around the world, we offer engineering support, specialist operations services and consultancy advice to clients operating in different market conditions worldwide.
International and local power capabilities
As part of the RWE Group, we can call on the capabilities and resources of one of Europe’s largest utility companies. We combine international reach with local understanding, to provide innovative solutions that enhance the performance and profitability of any power generation or mining asset.
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