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August 2018 – Effluent management

Enecon has assisted a long-term industrial client with the removal of Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates (PFAS) from their effluent streams, in response to changed compliance requirements for these chemicals. Work included locating specialist vendors, calling tenders, tender evaluation, process and civil design.

June 2018 – Renewable energy for Pacific islands

Enecon and another company are working to develop renewable energy projects in the Pacific region. Projects will provide renewable energy and landscape repair, addressing major issues of land degradation through invasive woody weeds in particular. Work to date has secured positive responses from community groups, the national government and power company in the target country, and international development and funding bodies.

April 2018 – Celebrating 20 years!

It is twenty years since Enecon was established. Over the past two decades we have been fortunate to carry out work for a broad range of clients in industry and government.

A few statistics for the past two decades:

• Assignments in Australia, Pacific countries, Africa.

• Industry sectors include Energy, Chemicals, Mineral processing, Agro-industry.

• Assignments cover: Concept and feasibility work, RD&D, detailed engineering, project management, plant commissioning.

• Multiple awards won in Australia, Asia, UK.

• Longest association with individual client is twelve years (and ongoing).

• Assignment values for individual clients: from several thousand dollars to several million dollars.

• Bioenergy assignments: at well over forty, probably more than any other consultant in Australia.

February 2018 – Anaerobic digestion studies

Enecon is completing feasibility studies for two anaerobic digestion plants, covering different feeds, scales and use of energy.

January 2018 – Specialist advice

Working in a team with the client, Enecon has provided specialist advice for major feed and processing changes at two sites. Enecon provided particular advice on handling of dangerous goods, and hazardous areas classifications.

November 2017 – Bioenergy study

Enecon has been asked to assist a regional council with an assessment of opportunities for bioenergy - to provide a new local business that complements existing forestry in the region and to attract new industry that is keen to take advantage of local renewable energy.

July 2017 - Distillation plant and tankfarm

We are always pleased to receive repeat business, as it shows that we have previously provided good service to a client. In this case a client that has used Enecon for engineering and project work over a number of years has engaged us again; this time to assist with a new flammable liquid distillation plant and associated tank farm.

We are working closely with the client’s personnel to ensure that, between us, all aspects of the project are fully covered. Activities include layout, equipment specification and selection, compliance with relevant standards, and EPA requirements.

May 2017 - Expert advice

Enecon is working with a major law firm to provide expert evidence in a matter involving a confidential Australian process facility. We have provided this type of assistance on a number of occasions.

February 2017 - Biomass supply

Enecon is working with another consultant to investigate biomass supply options for a proposed bioenergy facility. Matters investigated include quantity, quality, location, cost and the interaction between the various forms of biomass residues and the corresponding design and cost of the proposed bioenergy plant.

November 2016 - Assistance with new process plant

Enecon is providing a range of assistance to a client that is building a new manufacturing plant in Australia based on an operating facility in Europe. Activities include advice on local procurement, ensuring compliance for equipment sourced from overseas and waste management options.

September 2016 - Bioenergy Australia

Bioenergy Australia (BA) is the peak national body for bioenergy in the country. At its 2016 annual general meeting Enecon’s Colin Stucley was elected as Chairman of the association. Colin has previously been a member of the management team and the foundation board for BA and looks forward to working with the other board members and BA personnel to further the successful use of bioenergy in all its forms.

August 2016 - Activated carbon

Enecon is helping a confidential client to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of making activated carbon from biomass residues. Initial work is focused on small-scale trials to optimise process conditions and product quality.

May 2016 - Tank farm upgrade

Enecon is providing mechanical and process design services for a client in the hazardous liquid waste industry. Work has included specification of new tanks and mixers, layouts and ensuring compliance with AS 1940.

February 2016 - Bioenergy course work

Enecon’s Colin Stucley presented the bioenergy lecture at the Gottstein Wood Science Course that is run regularly at CSIRO in Clayton, Victoria. Colin has been the bioenergy presenter at this course for more than fifteen years.

December 2015 - Hazardous waste plant

Enecon is working for a major Australian waste management company to assist with the detail design of a hazardous waste processing plant in Sydney.

August 2015 - Cogeneration study

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation has engaged Enecon to lead a study of cogeneration opportunities in meatworks. The study will look at a range of equipment to be incorporated into existing operations or to be included in site expansions.

April 2015 - High-temperature processing module

Enecon was engaged by a confidential client to assist with the detailed design of a modularised processing unit for high temperature destruction of chemical wastes. This custom-built module was made in Australia for an overseas client.