Bilfinger Tebodin delivers basic engineering for an energy recovery plant from E.ON


E.ON is planning to build a state-of-the-art energy recovery plant at the Imerys production site in Willebroek, Belgium. Using different types of syngas the plant will generate sufficient electricity to supply the site itself and 40.000 households in the area. The syngas used for this is a byproduct from Imerys’ production process for carbon black, which is primarily used as a key additive for lithium-ion batteries for e-mobility. Bilfinger Tebodin was commissioned by E.ON to deliver the basic engineering for this project.

“Our contribution to this energy recovery plant is a great example of how Bilfinger Tebodin creates a future-proof and sustainable industry,” says Stefan Ceulemans, Country Director Belgium at Bilfinger Tebodin. “With our experience in the utilities market, our team of specialists was able to provide a solid basic engineering package for E.ON.”

A multidisciplinary team of colleagues spread over our offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine and Czech Republic joined together bringing their specific expertise to the project. They designed the main equipment lots and Balance of Plant. Weekly coordination meetings between our team and both E.ON and Imerys ensured that we completed the project on time despite the tight time frame.

Once completed, the plant will have a direct positive impact on the environment by generating electricity with significantly less CO2 emissions than conventional power generation. In addition, the local air emissions will be improved by reducing sulfur and nitrogen emissions through exhaust gas treatment. E.ON is currently using our basic engineering for the next steps of the project and we are proud to see the success of our client in further materializing our design.

About E.ON

E.ON Power Plants Belgium (EPPB) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the E.ON group focused on B2B customer solutions in the Benelux. The development, realization and operation of heat and power supply solutions, if possible as combined heat and power (CHP), is their core competence. Currently, EPPB has three installations in operation. Two are located in Belgium and one in the Netherlands.