BPF project into construction phase


On Wednesday April 30 the go-ahead was given for the construction phase of the Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF) project. The BPF in Delft, the Netherlands, is a joint venture company of industrial partners and the TU-Delft for the development of new sustainable production processes. These processes serve many purposes, such as converting bio-based residues into useful materials or fuels. The facility has been specially designed to enable the transition from laboratory to production on an industrial scale. It allows users to construct complex operations by linking separate process modules. The project is subsidized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the European Union, the province of South-Holland and the cities Delft, Rotterdam and The Hague in the Netherlands. Tebodin has been awarded the EPCm contract.

The go-ahead was arranged by signing the contract and was celebrated with the general managers of BPF, Tebodin and Cofely. After the official signing of the contract and cutting the cake, the parties underlined that cooperation will be the most important theme in the coming months. Given the innovative character of this pilot facility, all parties will have to cooperate accurately and intensively to achieve an optimal result within time and budget. At this moment a very good first step in the construction phase has been taken by expressing full confidence in each other. The board members are personally committed to make this project a success.