Biomass Power Plants in Europe - Belgium & the Netherlands
Location: Belgium
Operator: Renogen SA
Configuration: 1 X 5.3 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Wartsila
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This CHP plant supplies hot water to two factories in a new quot;sustainable industrial area" in the Ardennes region and electricity is supplied to the grid. Fuel is wood residues from local forest products companies. Wartsila has an O&M contract for the existing block and a second module has been ordered for service in 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 5 Apr 2007

Location: Belgium
Operator: Energies Renouvelables des Ardennes
Configuration: 1 X 8.45 MW CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Vyncke
T/G supplier: MAN, Turbomach
EPC: AMEC, Vyncke
Quick facts: In Jan 2004, ERDA proposed to build a CHP plant at its new pellet factory in Bertrix in Luxembourg province. In Nov 2005, the turnkey EPC contract was awarded to a joint venture of AMEC SPIE and Vyncke. Heat output is used to dry sawdust used to form about 100,000 tpy of pellets. The €30mn investment was financed by Dexia Lease.

Photograph courtesy of Energies Renouvelables des Ardennes
Posted 1 Aug 2010

BMC Moerdijk
Location: Netherlands
Operator: BMC Moerdijk BV
Configuration: 1 X 36 MW
Operation: 2008
Fuel: poultry litter
Boiler supplier: Austrian Energy
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Austrian Energy, Siemens
Quick facts: This was continental Europe's first full-size poultry litter biomass power plant. It is owned by a joint venture of Delta BV, Austrian Energy & Environment AG, and agricultural coops Duurzame Energieproductie Pluimveehouderij (DEP)and Zuidelijke Land- En Tuinbouworganisatie (ZLTO). DEP will supply 440,000 typ of litter by truck, mostly from southern Holland. Construction on the €150mn power station started on 28 Aug 2006 and the official opening was on 3 Sep 2008. About 25 staff work at the facility.

Photograph courtesy of BMC Moerdijk BV
Posted 3 May 2009

Golden Raand
Location: Netherlands
Operator: Eneco
Configuration: 1 X 49 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: biomass
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Ballast Nedam, Areva Renewables GmbH, Metso
Quick facts: In Sep 2005, the Dutch company Evelop, now part of Eneco, announced plans for two 50-MW bioenergy plants in the Farmsum port zone of Delfzijl. The new facilities were expected to supply about 35% of Metalpark’s energy demand, but the project stalled for some years. In Jun 2010, Groningen Province issued an Environmental Management Act permit to Eneco for a single 49-MW biomass power station in the Metalpark area. The Bio Golden Raand project will burn around 300,000 (tpy of recycled wood delivered to Delfzijl by ship, train and truck from the Netherlands and other countries. In Jul 2011, a consortium was contracted for the EPC work. Construction started in Oct 2011. The plant cost about €155mn. About half the electricity is soldto AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals

Photograph courtesy of Eneco
Posted 16 Jun 2013

Langerbrugge Mill Unit 2
Location: Belgium
Operator: Stora Enso
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: recycled wood, RDF, packaging derived fuel, de-inking sludge, coal
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Poyry
Quick facts: This captive power plant is at one of Europe's largest paper mills situated on the west side of the Ghent-Terneusen canal in Ghent, a major industrial port. The new CFB power boiler was ordered in Nov 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Valmet
Posted 22 Dec 2014


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 22-Dec-2014