News and Media | 03-04-2020

BWSC hands over another island project – this time on Bermuda


At midnight on Tuesday 31 March 2020 BWSC handed over the North Power Station project in Bermuda to a long-term client, BELCO.

At midnight on Tuesday 31 March 2020 BWSC handed over the North Power Station project in Bermuda to a long-term client, BELCO.  

“Construction commenced in October 2018 and by hard work, dedicated effort and great teamwork by all stakeholders in the project - both our consortium partner MAN ES, the client BELCO and BWSC site and home office – we managed to meet the agreed taking-over date. This is a great achievement and thanks goes to all involved”, said Project Director, Claus Lyskjær

The North Power Station is a full turnkey EPC plant consisting of 4 x 14.4 MW MAN 14V51/60 Dual Fuel engines totalling 56 MW, with all mechanical auxiliaries, electrical auxiliaries and civil works. 

This new plant together with the power plants delivered by BWSC in 2000 and in 2005 will constitute the foundation for the future power supply for Bermuda’s 60,000+ inhabitants. The new station will allow BELCO to retire several old engines that have been running for between 40 and 50 years.

Dennis Pimentel, BELCO president, said: “The commissioning of the North Power Station marks an important milestone for our company and Bermuda — one that has been more than ten years in the making. Our new plant will be much cleaner, quieter and more efficient than the old engines — and this will benefit everyone in Bermuda.”

BWSC has a history with BELCO going back to the first contract in 1982. Since then we have had several contracts with BELCO, including East Power Station with 2 x 12.8 MW low speed engines in 1984 and 1985, 2 x 14.8 MW in 2000 and 2 x 14.8 MW in 2005. Further, we have had several service activities at the Pembroke Power Station site, including a 5-year service agreement with spare parts, upgrade and maintenance works – latest the ongoing repair of two of the East Power Station radiators.

“The current COVID 19 situation led to a decision to finalise the taking-over conditions via virtual certificate signing. The second virtual signing in BWSC history and within the same month! A big thank you to all who have been involved and contributed to the project”, said Director for BWSC Project Execution, Jan Kristoffersen.

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About BWSC

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is an engineering and contracting company. We are project-oriented, specialising in the development, design, construction and operation of turnkey power plants and energy systems with ambitious goals within biomass-to-energy, waste-to-energy and hybrid solutions worldwide. We deliver operation, maintenance and service of 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 4,100 MW. Currently, BWSC has on-going activities worldwide, including the UK, Japan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Benin, Mali, Bermuda and India. In 2019, BWSC had a turnover of EURm 216, and the order backlog amounted to EURm 912 at end-2019. 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.

Pembroke, Bermuda