Geldof wins major contract for wood pellet handling facility at Uniper Maasvlakte power plant

Engicon nv (Geldof) is pleased to announce it was awarded with the contract for a wood pellet handling facility at the Uniper power plant on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Uniper recognizes Geldof’s knowledge and experience in designing and delivering fuel handling solutions for the biomass-to-power industry. Having successfully realized various similar projects across Europe the last decade, Geldof holds a unique track-record in converting existing power plants to co-fire biomass (wood pellets). Geldof’s experience and proven biomass-handling technology will provide exceptional value to the Uniper COCOM project.

Uniper has decided to modify its existing power plant in order to be able to co-combust wood pellets and by doing so, become more carbon efficient and limit any possible adverse effects on the environment even further.

The scope of Geldof comprises the mechanical materials handling system, including Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls. It consists amongst others of the transport system from the ship unloading hopper to the storage silos as well as the unloading of the silos and feed to the boiler house. Basic and detailed engineering has already started and start-up of the new installation is scheduled by the end of 2018.

We would like to thank Uniper for entrusting us with this project.

July 11th, 2017