ContourGlobal's fleet of power plants uses coal with a wide range of quality and unloading/delivery system such as the Bulgarian lignite in Maritsa East 3 with calorific value of 7MJ/kg delivered by belt conveyors, Ukrainian coal in Kramatorsk with calorific value of 11MJ/kg delivered by trains, or Colombian coal in Sochagota with calorific value of 24MJ/kg delivered by trucks.
The in-house extensive experience in the operation of coal power plants allows ContourGlobal to have a unique approach to achieving steady excellent performance in efficiency, environmental impact and reliability.
Our expertise made possible the modernization and recommissioning to coal of Kramatorsk plant enabling it to burn less fuel in a more efficient way and to provide the region with affordable energy and heat from use of local sourced coal instead of imported gas.
ContourGlobal’s team in Maritsa has experience in the large scale rehabilitation of the coal plant completed in 2009 that made it the first coal plant in the Balkans in full compliance with all EU Environmental and Health & Safety requirements. ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 Power Plant is now also the first plant in the region being retrofitted to achieve the future 2016 NOx emissions limits through a complex modification of the boiler coal burning system.
ContouGlobal’s extensive experience in the latest standards of coal sampling, on line surveying, blending and combustion enable it to make the best use of the available coal resources integrated with a continuous improvement approach for efficiency, environmental impact and reliability.