BWSC wins multi-mllion contracts for Danish power plant technology

Danish power plant specialist, BWSC, awarded giant contracts worth approximately MEUR 270 to build two large diesel power plants totaling 272 MW in Lebanon

The Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) has landed two new large contracts worth approximately EUR 270 million to build two diesel power plants of 194 MW and 78 MW respectively on a full turnkey basis in Zouk and Jiyeh near Beirut, Lebanon.

Both contracts are contracted to a consortium of BWSC and MAN Diesel & Turbo, with BWSC as consortium leader responsible for all technical and commercial aspects of the project, providing a single source of contact for the client.

The new power plants will be state-of-the-art within Diesel Combined Cycle (DCC) technology. Each plant will be based on 4 and respectively 10 x MAN Diesel 18V48/60 medium speed HFO diesel engines driving the main generators. Both plants will be supplied with efficient steam turbine generators.

The prime movers, associated equipment, and overall conceptual layout have been configured to provide an extremely high overall electrical efficiency of more than 48%. The contract signing ceremony which took place on 26 February 2013 confirms that the two power plant projects are urgently needed by the State of Lebanon in order to secure reliable and efficient power generation as soon as possible. Consequently, both power plant projects will be handed over to the client, the Ministry of Electricity and Water with the state-owned utility company Electricité de Liban as the end user, already in 2014.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded these impressive contracts being the largest order in BWSC’s history. The projects will pave the way for more efficient energy projects, not only in Lebanon but also in the entire Middle East”, says Anders Heine Jensen, CEO in BWSC.

”We have gained some valuable years of expertise and competences in the Middle Eastern region. Lebanon, however, is a new market to us. Therefore, we are also very grateful for the fantastic support we have had from the Danish Embassy in Lebanon, which has made an unsurpassed effort and without their support we would not be where we are today”, Anders Heine Jensen stresses.