Belgian Eco Energy has awarded Spanish energy firm Abengoa a contract to develop a 215 MW biomass plant in Ghent, Belgium.
The energy generated from the facility will be used for the power supply industry and is being seen as a means of helping Belgium to meet its EU environmental objectives.
The contract will see Abengoa responsible for the engineering, design and construction of the plant, which will be fuelled by wood chips and agro-residues.
Abengoa said through Circulated Fluidized Bed technology, biomass will be transformed into high pressure steam, which passes via a steam turbine to generate energy.
The plant will also feature a district heating system, which will distribute about 100 MW of thermal energy to industries and households in the Ghent area.