European Network of Component Integration and Optimisation (ENCIO)

Projektnummer 355

In order to continue with the development in the field of 700°C technology ENCIO is the next important step to deploy this technology and to remain competitive. The 700°C technology is a key factor for:

The experimental, demonstrational and investigational activities of ENCIO pursue the following targets:

The ENCIO Test Facility will be installed in the “Andrea Palladio” Power Station which is owned and operated by ENEL, located in Fusina, very close to Venice (Italy). The overall process design ensures that individual test loops do not affect the overall reliability of the system. Test loops are installed in parallel to the main steam process and they can be running independently each other. This makes it possible to exclude one test loop, independently to the others, in case of problems or failures of tested components. This reliable process design seeks for getting a reduced impact on main boiler operations, while it also allows to keep running other test loops if one of them has to be stopped due to failures.

The technical targets of the Test Loops (TL) are:

The ENCIO-project is financed by industrial and public funds. The project receives funding from the European Community's Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) under grant agreement n° RFCPCT-2011-00003.

The industrial fund consists of contributions of generating companies and of equipment and materials suppliers. The generating companies are CEZ a.s., EDF, EnBW Kraftwerke AG, ENEL, E.ON New Building & Technology GmbH, Eskom Generation Business Engineering, Evonik Energy Services GmbH, EVN AG, GDF Suez, GKM, RWE Power AG, Vattenfall Europe Generation AG (Germany) and Vattenfall A/S (Sweden). The equipment and material suppliers are Böhler Schweißtechnik, Holter Regelarmaturen GmbH & Co. KG, Sandvik AB, Sempell AG, Siemens, Sumitomo, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH, V&M Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes, Voestalpine Giessen Traisen GmbH.

The leading partners, who are executing the activities in the ENCIO project are:

The ENCIO started in July 2011. The overall project duration is 6 years (72 months), to allow enough operating hours, as well as related data collection, investigations and evaluation of results.