28 MW turnkey biomass combined heat and power plant in Kent, England
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S
Engineering and design of reinforced concrete structures for the Main building, Wood Chip Storage building, Wood Chip Feed Building, ACC and various other minor buildings, design of primary steel structures for the Wood Chip Storage Building, design of secondary steel structures and design of purlins and girts for the Wood Chip Storage Building, Wood Chip Feed Building and Wood Chip Feed Electrical building.
Aqvila’s scope of work also included structural analysis, connection design, workshop documents and supply of steel structures for M&E equipment and installations in Steam Turbine Building, including ladders, stairs, guardrails and gratings totalling approx. 115 tonnes.
Danish engineering company Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) was in August 2016 awarded the turnkey contract to build a 28 MW biomass combined heat and power plant in Kent, England. The plant will when in full operation be powered by approx. 245,000 tonnes of virgin wood each year.
Aqvila was by BWSC awarded two sub-contracts; One sub-contract for design of civil and building works, the other for design and supply of the platforms and support structures for M&E equipment and installations including normal pipes and high pressure steam pipes located inside the Turbine building. Aqvila’s scope of work for the civil and building sub-contract included detailed design of all reinforced concrete sub and super structures including pile plan, 3D modelling of the structures and preparation of bar-bending schedules as well as detailed design of steel superstructures, secondary steel structures and cladding supports, including 3D modelling of the structures. Aqvila’s scope of work for the design of secondary steel platforms and support structures included detailed design of the structures, connections, ladders, stairs, guardrails and gratings, 3D modelling and preparation of workshop drawings and were performed parallel to the BWSC’s M&E design of the equipment and installations.
All steel structures supplied by Aqvila were CE marked.
Photo is courtesy of BWSC.