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.
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.