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40 MW turnkey power plant in Tilbury, England

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S


Scope of services
Design of reinforced concrete, primary steel structures (excluding Boiler House), secondary steel structures and purlins & girts according to European codes.

Danish engineering company Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) was in spring 2015 awarded a contract to build a 40 MWe turnkey biomass (waste wood) power plant in Tilbury, England. Aqvila subsequently won the design & supply sub-contract for various civil and building works.

The power plant is located on a former industrial site directly at the Thames river near metropolis London. The plant will be powered by approx. 285,000 tonnes of waste wood each year, from e.g. construction sites.

The power plant consists of a Main Building (divided in a service building, a boiler building, a turbine building), wood chip treatment building, wood chip storage building, wood chip feeder building, electrical building, as well as concrete structures for tanks and bonded areas, transformers, stack, filters, conveyors, fans, silencers, waste wood storage areas, virgin wood storage areas, weigh bridge, air cooled condenser and fire fighting equipment. 

Aqvila’s works included the detailed design of all reinforced concrete sub- and superstructures, including 3D-modelling of the structures and preparation of bar-bending schedules as well as design of primary steel for the turbine building, wood chip storage building, wood chip treatment building and wood chip feeder building and design of several secondary steel items. Furthermore, Aqvila’s works also included design of purlins & girts for all buildings.

Aqvila entered in the design process with progress on site as the primary focus and provided pro-active solutions to the client.

Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtvV-xaRPks

Photo courtesy of BWSC.