Every year, large amounts of rice straw are burned on open fields in northern India, sending harmful air pollution to nearby New Delhi.
BWSC is contributing to two biomass-fired power plants being built in northern India.
In February, BWSC entered an agreement with a local EPC constructor, Isgec Heavy Engineering, who will design, produce and build the power plant’s boilers and then supply the plants to India’s rice producers.
The biomass-fired power plants are designed to burn leftover straw from the region’s rice production, which is traditionally burned in the open to prepare fields for next year’s crop.
Burning the straw on open fields contributes to crippling smog conditions and releases microparticles that affect the health of tens of millions of people living in New Delhi and the surrounding area.
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Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is a Danish engineering and contracting company that develops, builds, operates and owns high-performance engine-based and boiler-based power plants. The majority of the projects are supplied as turnkey plants, and BWSC has delivered more than 180 power plants to 54 countries worldwide with a total capacity of more than 4,000 MW. Currently, BWSC has on-going activities worldwide, including the UK, Faroe Islands, Japan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Benin, Mali, Bermuda and India. In 2018, BWSC had a turnover of EURm 290, and the order backlog amounted to EURm 1,063 at end-2018. In February 2017, BWSC acquired the Danish boiler manufacturer Burmeister & Wain Energy (BWE) and thus secured its position as a leading energy company on the global market for small and medium-sized biomass power plants. BWSC originates from the stationary engine division of Burmeister & Wain (B&W), which has built and installed diesel engines since 1904. BWSC was established as a separate specialist company in 1980 and was acquired by Japanese Mitsui E&S Holdings Co., Ltd. in 1990.