Danish specialist to build waste wood-based power plant in Northern Ireland

The Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has been chosen to build Northern Ireland's first biomass power plant.

The plant is expected to become the largest renewable energy plant in Northern Ireland with an output equivalent to about 10 per cent of the total green energy production in the region.

"Green energy is a very important business for us, and we are pleased that our strategy is materialising into actual orders," says CEO of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, Anders Heine Jensen, in a press release.

The plant will use waste wood as fuel and during its lifetime, the plant will use over 2 million tons of waste wood, while reducing CO2 emissions by nearly 3.7 million tons.

The plant produces electricity equivalent to what approximately 25,000 households expend, and is expected to be operational in the summer of 2015.