Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Belgium
Gent-Ham
Location: East Flanders
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 1 X 22.5 MW, 2 X 27 MW K10Z/K12Z engines (ret), 53-MW, 1+1 CCGT block with LM6000B gas turbine, 2 X 59-MW Trent 60 gas turbines
Operation: 1976-2008
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
E/G and T/G supplier: MAN-ACEC, ACEC, TSSI, RR, Brush
Quick facts: The Gent-Ham diesel sets were retired and replaced by a pair of Trent 60 gas turbines. In 6mos starting in the fall of 2006, two of the three diesel sets were demolished to the foundations, which were then reused for the new GTs along with other site infrastructure.

Photograph courtesy of SPE-Luminus
Posted 30 Dec 2007

Harelbeke
Location: West Flanders
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 7 X 10.3-MW 14V52/55 engines, 1 X 13.25-MW 18V52/55 engine
Operation: 1976-1978
Fuel: palm oil, fuel oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, ACEC
EPC: ACEC
Quick facts: This was one of the largest bioliquids power plant fuel conversion projects to date.

Photograph courtesy of SPE-Luminus
Posted 30 Dec 2007

Libramont
Location: Luxembourg
Operator: Eneco Belgium
Configuration: 3 X 1.07-MW engines CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: Bio-Energie Europa
Quick facts: In Oct 2009, the global hair care and cosmetics company L’Oreal began taking electricity and heat from this CHP plant at its Libramont factory. The project took about 3yrs to develop and uses biomass from local farmers.

Photograph by Bertrand Closset and courtesy of Eneco
Posted 18 Jul 2010

 
Mouscron
Location: Hainaut
Operator: Electrawinds Biomassa Mouscron SA
Configuration: 1 X 17.7 MW 18V48/60 CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: biodiesel
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
Quick facts: In May 2006. MAN B&W Diesel secured an order for this CHP engine, the largest yet run exclusively on biofuels. The CHP plant fuel is waste oil of animal and vegetable origin prepared in the customer’s own facility according to OEM specifications. Thermal output is 14 MW.

Photograph courtesy of Electrawinds NV
Posted 7 Nov 2007

Tongeren-Oost
Location: Limburg
Operator: Biopower Tongeren NV
Configuration: 2 X 1.42-MW engines CHP
Operation: 2012
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Schmack Biogas GmbH
Quick facts: This project went online in Aug 2012 and uses 90% locally-produced energy corn. The €11mn project benefited from the Flemish subsidy mechanism for green certificates and CHP. The project is invested by  Enovos Luxembourg, NPG Energy NV and Pholpa BVBA.

Photograph courtesy of Schmack Biogas GmbH
Posted 30 Oct 2013

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 15-Jun-2014

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