Thomas Breuer, CEO, BradenThomas Breuer, CEO
The power generation market has been driven by coal and gas, comprising more than 60 percent of the energy produced. However, with increasing orientation towards renewables, the industry is performing a balancing act by backstopping the renewables, given their intermittent availability. With the transition underway, what remains constant is the need for environmental awareness and the resulting demand for specialized and balanced solutions for air handling, noise mitigation, emission control, and gas turbine auxiliary support systems. Moreover, the power generation companies expect the equipment providers to meet their new equipment requirements and fulfill their retrofitting expectations pertaining to the legacy equipment.

Our systems are now very modular and require minimal fieldwork and are devoid of the complexities of the internal integration of components


This is where Braden comes in with its wide-ranging equipment portfolio for power generation companies. Based out of the Netherlands, the company meets the varying demands of power generation companies through its ability to deliver equipment across the globe as per the local requirements of the respective regions. To date, it has delivered more than 4500 gas turbine air and exhaust gas handling system components operating around the globe. It has deployed over 285 emission control technology systems (SCR systems) in power, refinery, oil & gas, and petrochemical industries.

“One of our strengths is the high level of cooperation with customers. We work closely and really partner up with them. Our second strong characteristic is our speed-to-market which has played a critical role in what we do. It has made a huge difference in our ability to be able to respond,” says Thomas Breuer, CEO, Braden. “We have the ability to really turn around the response requests and to deliver products on an expedited basis. And we are continually introducing new product lines that are designed to reduce installation and operating costs, and to improve reliability. These are the objectives that we always strive to achieve,” weighs in Bob McGinty, Director of Marketing & Sales, Braden.

When it comes to aftermarket or retrofit components, Braden is equally capable of meeting the changing requirements of power generation companies prepping up for replacing coal-fired units with a combination of renewables, be it solar or hydrogen. Entertaining the constant renewal request of equipment to support the existing equipment, the company offers a plethora of aftermarket components for rebuilding diffuser systems, supplying new expansion joints, rebuilding diverter valves, renewing SCR systems, and more. In addition, Braden also deploys field service teams that go out to service and support the equipment supplied by the company, providing oversight on installation and undertaking repair of equipment.

Exhibiting its capability of fast-paced delivery, Braden has worked on projects where the project planning cycle was less than six months. “Today, our systems are now very modular and require minimal fieldwork and are devoid of the complexities of the internal integration of components.” Says Thomas. “Consequently, this has reduced the installation cycle times significantly, from months to a matter of a few weeks and has enabled us to meet the demands of the industry today.”
  • One of our strengths is the high level of cooperation with customers. We work closely and partner up with them


Moving forward, Braden is constantly incorporating innovative systems to reduce costs and improve accuracy and market speed. Cognizant of the evolving renewables market, the company plans to continue aligning with leading organizations in the power production arena. It is also looking to branch out into more turnkey operations involving a greater degree of aftermarket retrofit, repair, and replacement while moving into other industries associated with the refining and petrochemical world.