News and Media | 18-02-2016

BWSC in cooperation with Houston-based Power Barge Corporation


Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) is in cooperation with Houston-based Power Barge Corporation to strengthen the company’s position within engine-based power barges.

The agreement focuses on partners’ joint effort in the design, production and marketing of modular medium-speed engine power barges. Vard Marine U.S. also of Houston, Texas, supports by providing design support services based on their experience in designing state-of-the-art power barges.

This new power barge class program will offer power barges ranging in output from 60- 180 MW based on a uniform design. Higher outputs and various combined cycle/emission abatement modes will also be available on a client request basis. In addition, BWSC will offer full operation and maintenance for the power barges.

Customers can look forward to deliveries targeted within 14 to 18 months from contract funding, with outright sale, electricity sale and lease contract options available.  

About the parties:

Power Barge Corporation

Power Barge Corporation is a privately held company based in Houston, Texas, with over 25 years in the design, production and ownership of various types of power barges. Power Barge Corporation provides turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, aftermarket and consulting services, to developers, owners and operators of barge mounted power plants with both gas turbine and medium speed engine solutions. 


BWSC is a worldwide leading EPC contractor that develops, builds, operates and owns high-performance biomass and engine-based 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. BWSC originates from the stationary engine division of Burmeister & Wain (B&W), which has built and installed diesel engines since 1904, and was established as a separate specialist company in 1980. Today, BWSC is owned by Japanese Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.