Biofuel power specialists add to Faroese energy security

Biofuel power plant specialist, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has been awarded a contract to build a high-efficient 37 MW extension to a power plant in the Faroe Islands.

The Danish firm has maintained a strong partnership with the Faroese power provider Elfelagid SEV since delivery of the first power plant project, SUND 2, more than 30 years ago, and on 30 December 2016, BWSC was awarded their third power plant project in the Faroe Islands.
Sund power plant Faroes
The SUND 3 power plant is an extension to the existing plants SUND 1 and 2 and will be located on the SUND Power Station site 10 km outside Thorshavn; the same location where BWSC in 1983 and 1987 installed the two 2-stroke units, which are still considered the backbone of electricity supply for the main Faroe Islands.

The power plant will be a Heavy Fuel Oil-fired application designed to provide efficient and environmentally responsible power supply to the Faroes. The project has emphasis on restricting the impact on the environment by significantly reducing the level of NOx using the best available Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The new power house will be equipped with four 9L 51/60 engines supplied by MDT and will complement the existing power station with an additional 37 MW power generation.

The building site is a quarry situated by the fjord Kaldbaksfjàƒ¸ràƒ°ur, and the external walls are covered with local rocks and the roofs are covered with traditional Faroese turf – both to provide minimum maintenance and maximum durability and sound isolation. The atrium, located next to the highway linking the capital with the airport, has glass on the exterior and will at night be lit by lights making it visible for tourists and locals traveling to and from Thorshavn.

The contract value amounts to around $28m (mDKK 200) and the new 37 MW power station is expected

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