Elecnor has been awarded the contract to build a biomass cogeneration plant in the Belgian city of Ghent. The plant is promoted by Gentse Warmte Centrale (GWC), a company set up by Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) and the British fund Equitix.

The facility, located in a former coal terminal in the port of Ghent, will have an electricity generation capacity of 19.9 MW by burning non-recycled demolition wood of local origin.

MMYPEM will carry out the commissioning, the scope of which is the mechanical PEM, operation and E+I&C (electricity, instrumentation and control).

The company QATRO, dedicated to industrial electrical engineering, commissioning and I&C, will be responsible for carrying out the electrical and instrumentation part in order to achieve, through collaboration with MMYPEM, the correct operation of the plant. Both companies have collaborated together on previous occasions.

The work on the biomass cogeneration plant will begin within the next few weeks.