News and Media | 17-01-2017

BWSC once again to deliver highly efficient power plant in the Faroe Islands


The Danish power plant specialist, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC), has been awarded a DKKm 200 contract to build a high-efficient 37 MW extension to a power plant in the Faroe Islands.  

BWSC has maintained a strong partnership with the Faroese power provider Elfelagid SEV since delivery of the first power plant project, SUND 2, more than 30 years ago, and on 30 December 2016, BWSC was awarded their third power plant project in the Faroe Islands. The power plant SUND 3 is an extension to the existing plants SUND 1 and 2 and will be 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 will be a Heavy Fuel Oil-fired application designed to provide efficient and environmentally responsible power supply to the Faroe Islands. The project has emphasis on restricting the impact on the environment by significantly reducing the level of NOx using the best available Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The new power house will be equipped with four 9L 51/60 engines supplied by MDT and will complement the existing power station with an additional 37 MW power generation.

This newest extension is exceptional in its design and layout. The building site is a quarry situated by the fjord Kaldbaksfjørður, and the external walls are covered with local rocks and the roofs are covered with traditional Faroese turf - both to provide minimum maintenance and maximum durability and sound isolation. The atrium, located next to the highway linking the capital with the airport, has glass on the exterior and will at night be lit by lights making it visible for tourists and locals traveling to and from Thorshavn. 

The contract value amounts to around DKK 200m and the new 37 MW power station is expected to be up and running in December 2018, 24 months from effective contract date. 

Anders Heine Jensen, CEO at BWSC comments: “We are very pleased with obtaining this project as it is a demonstration of SEV’s continued confidence in BWSC. Once again, they have appointed BWSC as their preferred supplier of power generation services in the Faroe Islands, and we are very proud of this accomplishment. We also highly value the long-term partnership we have established with SEV, and we hope to continue this great cooperation”.

About BWSC

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is a Danish engineering and contracting company which develops, builds, operates and owns high-performance biomass, biogas and diesel power plants. The majority of the projects are supplied as turnkey plants, and BWSC has delivered more than 180 power plants to 53 countries worldwide with a total capacity of more than 3,500 MW. Currently, BWSC has on-going activities in the UK, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Kenya. In 2015, BWSC had a turnover of DKKbn 2.1, and the order backlog amounted to DKKbn 6.6 at end-2015. 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 Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in 1990.

Contact information:
Anders Heine Jensen, CEO, BWSC, telephone +45 48 14 00 22