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Drax Contract - 06-08-2013

Denman have secured a new contract to provide commissioning support to assist with the conversion of Drax Power Station from a coal to a biomass plant.

The project sees Denman return to Yorkshire following many projects around the UK and worldwide. It is the first time the company will be working on a biomass conversion and one that will add further experience to the capabilities of Denman. Managing Director Paul Denman said: ‘With the need to find sustainable ways of producing energy, we have been completing instrument and commissioning work on many different power stations across the world that include the latest technologies of CCPP’s and EfW plants. However, this is the first biomass project Denman has embarked upon and shows the diverse range of projects we can complete for clients.’

Denman will be carrying out work for Portasilo and Robson & Co, providing them with instrument commissioning engineers and technicians.

The scope of work for Portasilo consists of the control of all instrumentation on the Drax Phoenix Eco store project. This includes: assigning them to correct locations, checking installation against P&ID’s, the setting up of a calibration workshop and pre calibration of instruments, testing signalling back to DCS, cold commissioning of individual systems through to hot commissioning and start up. 

The scope of work for Robson’s includes testing all instrumentation back to the Drax DCS on all Robson conveyers and transfer towers.

 


Claus C Complete - 24-07-2013

Last week brought the completion of Denman Instrumentation’s contract with Essent for instrumentation and commissioning support on the Claus C Power Plant (CCGT), Netherlands.

Denman have been active on the site since August 2010 providing a commissioning team to carry out instrument calibrations, function checks and commissioning during the construction phase of the plant for Alstom Power prior to the handover to Essent.

Essent retained the services of Denman to complete a smooth transition to the Essent operation and maintenance team.  The work has included commissioning of none Alstom areas of the site plus completion of additional works within the Claus C project such as modifications and helping with the design of new loops.

The project with Essent has been ongoing since March 2012 and (since August 2010) has been one of the company’s most lucrative contracts in its 18 year history.

Managing Director Paul Denman said: “Being retained by Essent for our services and knowledge of the plant was extremely gratifying, and since then our relationship with the Essent team on site has been excellent. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jacques Cox and Martie Verhoeven for their continued support and choosing Denman for their instrumentation and commissioning needs.

Working direct for the client has been a new development for the company and we feel we can really add value to operational clients needs in instrumentation and commissioning once the handover has taken place. We wish the Essent team all the best in the future.”

Jacques Cox, I&C Lead Engineer for Essent thanked Denman for the level of service provided: “Thank you for all the work and support over the last years at the Claus-C project in the Netherlands.

Team Denman delivered good quality work and the personnel involved were the key which led to its success…a satisfied customer.”

 


New Contract - 23-05-2013

UK engineering firm Denman Instrumentation has once again re-established its long term relationship with EPC giant Alstom Power to assist in the commissioning of the Az-zour combined-cycle power plant in Kuwait.

Alstom’s scope of work; to build a steam-tail add-on, will consist of adding steam power generation equipment to an existing gas power plant to increase its efficiency.

The steam-tail will add 400 megawatts (MW) to the existing 800 MW power plant capacity, increase its efficiency and cut emissions per MW produced (Alstom.com).

Denman will be sending out a team of instrument technicians to assist with the loop checking and commissioning of the Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG’s) and Water Steam Cycle (WSC). The contract is another in a long line of projects for Denman with Alstom Power, having previously completed commissioning work at Claus C, Netherlands and a number of UK based projects.

This will not be the first time Denman has worked in the Middle East having already completed projects in Fujairah, Dubai and Oman.

 


Contract Extension - 24-09-2012

Denman Instrumentation are delighted to announce the extension of the contract of services for the commissioning, instrument calibrations and function checks of the Claus C Power Plant (Netherlands) for Essent.

The team that consists of Instrument technicians and supervisors have been operational on the site since 2010. 


Denman Assists Essent - 27-03-2012

Dutch utility company Essent have requested the services of Denman Instrumentation to continue work on the Claus C Power Plant (CCGT), Netherlands for their instrumentation and commissioning expertise.

Denman have been active on the site since August 2010 providing a commissioning team to carry out instrument calibrations, function checks and commissioning during the construction phase of the plant for Alstom Power.

As the handover from EPC giant Alstom to Essent has now taken place, Essent have retained the services of Denman to complete a smooth transition to the Essent operation and maintenance team.  The work will include commissioning of none Alstom areas of the site plus completion of additional works within the Claus C project such as modifications and helping with the design of new loops.

Managing Director, Paul Denman said he was pleased that the hard work the team have put in during the project has been noticed: “We are delighted that the team at Essent have requested the services of Denman to assist their operations and maintenance team with getting up to speed with the new plant and equipment.  We always strive to ensure our work is of a high standard and our knowledge of the site coupled with our expertise has prompted Essent to retain our services past the construction phase of the project. We are excited at the opportunity to work with such an esteemed company and would like to thank Essent for working with us and we hope to assist them on future projects”.


Completion of Project - 10-02-2012

The end of January has brought the completion of Denman Instrumentation’s contract with Alstom Power for instrumentation and commissioning support on Pembroke Power Station (CCGT), Pembrokshire, Wales.

This is the fourth major contract Denman have completed with Alstom in recent years on their projects in the UK, that has also included work at Langage, Isle of Grain and Staythorpe power stations.

With the supply of instrument supervisors and technicians during the commissioning phase of the project, the scope of work carried out consisted of:  Loop Checks, Function Checks, Calibrations and As Built Documentation.  This has been carried out in all areas of the plant including: HRSG’s GT’s, ST’s, Water Treatment and Cooling Water Systems.

The power station which consists of five generating units, each around 400MW (2,000MW in total), with the combined ability to generate power for around three and a half million homes is one of the UK’s largest power stations.

Denman have been active on the site since January 2011 and the year long contract has been one of Denman’s most lucrative in the UK with the contract worth in excess of £600,000.

Managing Director, Paul Denman, has been pleased with the success of the project and hopes that the excellent relationship with Alstom both in the UK and worldwide is set to continue: “With Pembroke being the fourth major contract we have completed with Alstom in the UK since 2008, we are delighted to have been chosen for our expertise in the fields of instrumentation and commissioning support. We hope that the high level of service provided ensures we continue to deliver our services to Alstom both in the UK and abroad for years to come.”