Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
BWSC lands new biomass order
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, BWSC, the Danish power plant specialist has received multi-million pound contracts.
The renewable energy plant contracts, worth GBP 94 million, were landed after four years of intensive sales efforts. One part of the order is a GBP 55 million power plant order to build a 15.8 MW biomass CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plant. The client is Evermore Renewable Energy and the plant is to be set up on a full turnkey basis in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The plant will be fuelled by recycled wood and is expected to be handed over to Evermore Renewable Energy for a start-up of commercial operation during the summer of 2015.
Futhermore, the order includes a 15-year long operation and maintenance agreement which is worth approximately GBP 39 million. Anders Heine Jensen, CEO at BWSC, states that the new project, alongside another order for a straw-fired biomass plant landed in December, demonstrates that the strategy for their renewable energy market leads to “positive results”.
The new biomass project is the third contract BWSC has landed this year. The three contracts have altogether a contractual value of approximately EUR 375 million. BWSC originated from the stationary engine division of Burmeister & Wain (B&W), which has built and installed diesel engines for power plants since 1904. BWSC was later established as a separate specialist company in 1980 and was acquired by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) in 1990.