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BWE Supplies Wood Chip Fired Boiler to Kent Power Plant in the UK

On the 5th of August 2016 Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractors A/S signed a contract for a biomass plant, located in Kent, south east of London in England, with Estover Energy Ltd., an investment of DKK 1.5 billions. Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) have acquired the project rights to the power plant and decided to initiate the construction.

The 77.8 MWth wood chip fired boiler supplied by BWE represents the core of the Kent Plant and it is the fifth biomass boiler supplied by BWE in the UK since 2011.The Kent Plant is based on the steam reheat technology, where the steam, after having been through the turbine’s first high-pressure level, is reheated in the boiler and led to the turbine’s medium pressure level. This improves the plant cycle efficiency by 2 percentage points and therefore provides a higher plant output with both economic and environmental advantages. Using this technology it is estimated to achieve a CO2 reduction of approx. 56,000 tons per year compared to gas-fired power plants.

The biomass fuel to be used at the Kent Power Plant will be a combination of virgin wood and forest residues from sustainable forestry and clean recycled wood chips.

BWE is the selected boiler contractor while BWSC shall construct the power plant, and will also be in charge of the operation and maintenance of the plant for up to a 20-year period.The power plant is expected to be in operation by summer 2018.



Kent Power Plant

Gydevang 35
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