Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Belgium and the Netherlands
Claus
Location: Netherlands
Operator: Essent Energie
Configuration: 2 X 639 MW
Operation: 1976-1977
Fuel: natural gas, bioliquids
Boiler supplier: Stork
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: The power plant was officially opened in 1978 by the late Prince Claus, after whom the plant is named.

Photograph courtesy of EPZ
Posted 15 Jan 2001

Flevo
Location: Netherlands
Operator: Electrabel Nederland
Configuration: 2 X 184 MW, 1 X 465 MW (ret), 120 MW gas turbine
Operation: 1968-1989
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Babcock Power, Stork
T/G supplier: Alsthom
Quick facts: The Flevo steam sets were retired in 1995 and and demolished in 2007 to be replaced by an 880-MW CCGT plant.

Photograph courtesy of Blik op het Nieuws.nl
Posted 8 Jan 2006

Harculo
Location: Netherlands
Operator: Electrabel Nederland
Configuration: 2 X 131 MW (ret), 1 X 257 MW (ret), 1 X 277 MW
Operation: 1972-1982
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Babcock Power, Stork
T/G supplier: BBC, Smit
Quick facts: Harculo 60 has an 85-MW topping gas turbine. Electrabel cofired bio-oil from pyrolysis at Harculo but the demonstration was halted in 2005 due to technical problems and a reduction in the subsidy given to green power generation.

Photograph by Onderwijsgek (wikipedia)
Posted 30 Sep 2007

Kallo
Location: Belgium
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 2 X 280 MW
Operation: 1976-1977 (ret)
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Stein, Brouhon
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: Kallo power station is on the Zeeschelde Estuary and has an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system. The plant control system was upgraded from 1994-1996.

Photograph by Lydia Van Puyvelde
Posted 26 Sep 2007

Knippegroen
Location: Belgium
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 1 X 305 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: BFG, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi Europe
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Babcock-Hitachi Europe
Quick facts: In Dec 2005, Arcelor Sidmar chose Electrabel for a tolling contract to replace an existing conventional electricity supply contract for the Rodenhuize steel works in Desteldonk, East Flanders. As part of the new tolling contract, Electrabel began development of the Knippegroen steam-electric CHP unit at its Rodenhuize site. Construction started in Aug 2007 and the new unit came online in mid-2010.

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Posted 15 Mar 2013

Les Awirs 4&5
Location: Belgium
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 1 X 95 MW, 1 X 294 MW
Operation: 1967-1972
Fuel: natural gas, wood, oil
Boiler supplier: CMI, Sulzer
T/G supplier: Stork, Alsthom
Quick facts: At the Awirs plant near liege, Electrabel converted the 125-MW, coal-fired Unit-4 to 100% pulverized wood pellets, a world-first at this scale. The $10mn project took 7mos to construct and the unit re-commissioned in Aug 2005. Steam temperatures were slightly reduced and the unit de-rated to 80 MW. At that time, wood was about twice as expensive as coal. Fuel burn is about 1,200 tpd. Unit-5 uses natural gas and fuel oil. Units 1-3 fired coal and gas and were closed in 1998.

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Posted 15 Mar 2013

   
  Rodenhuize
Location: Belgium
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 3 X 133 MW (ret), 1 X 180 MW
Operation: 1964-1978
Fuel: BFG, coal, wood
Boiler supplier: CMI, Chaudronneries P Brouho
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: Rodenhuize Unit-4 was converted to 100% biomass firing after Les Awirs-4. The plant previously burned BFG from located on the ArcelorMittal site in Ghent (formerly SIDMAR). The€125mn conversion project completed in Sep 2011 as a JV of Electrabel (73%), and Belgian holding company Ackermans & van Haaren (27%). It was the largest biomass power conversion project to that date. Unit-1 was closed in 2001, Units 2&3 in2011.

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Posted 15 Mar 2013

 

Abbreviations

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

Updated 22-Jan-2017

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