GE Chosen to Build 215-MW Biomass Power Plant in Belgium

 GE Chosen to Build 215-MW Commercial Biomass Power Plant

GE has entered into a contract with Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) to build what it says will be the world’s largest greenfield, 100-percent biomass-fired power plant.

Powered by wood chips and agro residues, the supercritical plant will generate about 215 MW of clean energy, reaching more than 60-percent efficiency when operating in cogeneration mode.

The plant will also be fitted with a district heating system expected to produce up to 110 MW thermal energy to supply heating to industries and households in Ghent, Belgium.

GE Steam Power Systems will provide the overall design, engineering and construction of the plant as well as integration of in-house critical parts of the power block, including circulating fluidized bed boiler, steam turbine, generator and air quality control systems.

Commercial operation is expected in 2019.

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