News and Media | 01-04-2016

BWSC once again to deliver highly efficient power plant in Mauritius


BWSC has been awarded a mDKK 786 contract to build a high-efficient 67 MW power plant in Port Louis, Mauritius.  

BWSC has a strong connection to the island of Mauritius due to a long-standing presence as turnkey supplier of power plants. 

The recently obtained contract for a complete 67 MW turnkey power plant in Port Louis for the state-owned electricity company Central Electricity Board (CEB) constitutes the 10th power plant supplied by BWSC to CEB over the last 20 years and represents a contract value of mDKK 786. 

The power plant will be a Heavy Fuel Oil-fired application designed to provide cost and fuel efficient as well as environmentally responsible power supply. The new plant will replace older and worn out diesel generating sets ready for retirement, which will increase efficiency by up to 25% and result in a similar reduction of CO2 emissions compared to the existing power plant. 

The plant will be located on the existing Saint Louis Power Station site where BWSC in 2006 also completed another high-efficient power plant, the Saint Louis Power Station Extension, and the new power house will be equipped with four 18V46 HFO diesel engines supplied by Wärtsilä. The plant is expected to be up and running by September 2017, 18 months from the effective date, and will contribute to securing sufficient and reliable power capacity in Mauritius alongside energy solutions based on hydropower and bagasse (residual product from sugar production).

Anders Heine Jensen, CEO, BWSC, comments: 
“We are very pleased with obtaining this project as it is yet another confirmation of the confidence in BWSC shown by CEB. Once again, they have appointed BWSC as their preferred supplier of high quality power stations, and we appreciate that we can contribute to the continued optimisation and development of the power sector in Mauritius. BWSC has solid experience in delivering highly efficient energy solutions to remote locations with scarce energy sources where our clients benefit from this expertise through our tailor-made solutions”.  

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 175 power plants to 53 countries worldwide with a total capacity of more than 3,500 MW. Currently, BWSC has on-going activities in England, Northern Ireland, Surinam, Lebanon, the Cayman Islands, Sri Lanka and Kenya. 

In 2015, BWSC had a turnover of bDKK 2.1, and the order backlog amounted to bDKK 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 & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in 1990.