News and Media | 17-01-2020

BWSC wins biomass boiler contract in Belgium


BWSC has entered into a Technology Supply contract and a 15-year O&M contract for Gentse Warmte Centrale (GWC), a 20 MWe biomass power plant located in Ghent, Belgium.

BWSC will design and supply GWC’s biomass feeding system, the biomass fired boiler and the flue gas treatment system. Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) is the developer of the project. 

Elecnor, based in Bilboa, Spain, is the turnkey contractor for the plant. The construction period is scheduled for 25 months with the plant expected to be operational early 2022. 

After construction is completed, BWSC will operate and maintain the power plant for 15 years. 

Climate goals

GWC can be considered an important asset for Belgium, as the country has set ambitious climate goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030 and to increase the share of renewable energy to 18.3%, while phasing out seven nuclear power plants.

BWSC’s boiler solutions are well-suited for energy developers in Belgium and other European countries that need biomass boiler systems for medium and large sized power plants, notes CEO, Nikolaj Holmer Nissen.  

“There’s a growing commitment to follow up on climate goals with concrete action. Our waste-wood boiler solutions meet the market’s needs for carbon-neutral solutions,” says Nissen. 

For further information

Gro Mali Brogaard Buhl
Communications Coordinator
P: +45 4812 5211

About BWSC

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.