Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) has selected GE to build a 215 MW biomass-fired power plant in Ghent.

GE Steam Power Systems will provide the overall design, engineering and construction of the plant and the integration of the in-house critical parts of the power block including the circulating fluidized bed boiler, steam turbine, generator and air quality control systems.

The 215 MW plant will be the world’s largest Greenfield biomass power plant in the world. It will be powered by wood chips and agro residues and will use supercritical technology, GE said.

"We are pleased to work with GE on this project and with their approach to focus on optimizing the technical solution for this plant outcome of the plant," said Michael Corten, CEO, Belgian Eco Energy. "GE’s technology will help us reach the highest net efficiency, reduce operational costs."

BEE’s new plant also will be fitted with a district heating system of approximately 110 MWth to supply heating to industries and households in the city of Ghent, Belgium. Commercial operation is planned for 2019