A guided tour
At BWSC we care about energy and have a mission to supply affordable, reliable power where and when it’s needed. Take a visual tour of some of the highlights from our business
For the curious, here some details on the visualized highlights:
POWER PLANT CONVERSION FOR CLEANER ENERGY ON THE PACIFIC ISLAND OF GUAM
Piti Power Station on the Pacific island of Guam has engaged BWSC to convert its plant from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to ultra-low-sulphur diesel (ULSD). The project shows a path forward for other diesel-based plants to comply with tightening emissions regulations.
The project started in March 2021 and is expected to run for 14½ months. It will ensure compliance with US EPA legislation by reducing the station’s sulphur dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. The project will increase thermal efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, and retain capacity reserve during Guam’s transition to renewables.
BWSC provides project engineering, equipment as well as supervision, while carrying out the work with subcontractors in Guam to the benefit of the local community.
DESPITE THE DIFFICULT LOGISTICS OF TRANSPORTING BOTH GOODS AND PASSENGERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BWSC HAS MANAGED TO CONTINUE PROJECT EXECUTION AT OUR SITES.
During the pandemic major parts of the BWSC workforce – whether at the headquarters in Allerød or at our sites – have been forced to establish new work procedures while at the same time continuing to secure power supply and build and service power plants across the world.
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE POWER TO THE FAROE ISLANDS
On 14 March 2020 we handed over the SUND 3 project to our customer Elfelagið SEV in the Faroe Islands. SUND 3 is located on the SUND power station site 10 km outside Thorshavn; the same location where BWSC in 1983 and 1987 installed the two 2-stroke units, which are still considered the backbone of electricity supply for the main Faroe Islands. The power plant is designed to provide efficient and environmentally responsible power supply to the Faroe Islands.
SERVICE PARTNER IN BERMUDA
On 31 March 2020 we successfully handed over the North Power Station project in Bermuda to our long-term valued client Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO). BWSC has a long history on Bermuda and this plant is the fifth project BWSC has handed over to BELCO since 1984. For us long-term partnerships are incredibly valuable, and we were very pleased when BELCO in April 2020 chose BWSC as main contractor for replacing the radiator coolers for generating sets E5 and E6 of similar type and quality as supplied for the newly commissioned North Power Station.
NEW DANISH SERVICE ORDER
In December 2020 BWSC was chosen as a supplier for the design, delivery and installation of an exhaust by-pass for the existing gas turbine unit at Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk. The project comprises a new specially designed by-pass damper, high temperature exhaust gas ducting and a new separate stack, as well as a complex relocation of existing equipment. The entire project is scheduled for completion in June 2021. We look forward to continuing the good cooperation with Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk to help ensure their commitments towards a green transition.
LONG-TERM SERVICE PARTNERS ON BARBADOS
In December 2020 we were delighted to announce that we had obtained yet another spare part technical service agreement (SPTSA) with the client Barbados Light & Power Company (BLPC), securing a close cooperation between both parties over the course of the next five years until the end of 2025. The SPTSA contract encompasses spare part deliveries and scheduled services, which will help to maintain plant performance and help ensure stability in the supply of electricity to the citizens of Barbados.
WORKING WITH OUR OWNERS
On 17 December 2020, BWSC Japan took responsibility for operating and maintaining the 50 MW Ichihara Biomass Power Plant in Chiba, Japan. The 20-year O&M contract is with Ichihara Biomass Power KK – a company owned by Osaka Gas, Itochu and MES. The plant has been built by MES Engineering at the MES Chiba Shipyard and designed to be fuelled by wood pellets and palm kernel shells, based on a circulating fluidized bed boiler by Andritz with a MAN turbine.The Ichihara O&M contract is in line with the BWSC strategy of obtaining O&M business on non BWSC-built power plants, which is why we are very happy to announce the start of this O&M contract.
EXPANDING THE O&M BUSINESS INTO MAINLAND EUROPE
On 17 January 2020 BWSC reached effective contract on a technology supply contract and a 15-year O&M contract on Gentse Warmte Centrale (GWC), a 20 MWe biomass power plant located in Ghent, Belgium. We were very pleased to land this contract as the project follows BWSC’s O&M sales business strategy by expanding the O&M business into mainland Europe and by adding another O&M reference for non BWSC-built power plants.