Power generation

Global power demand is rising as societies develop, and at the same time climate change impacts must be reduced. 

Avedøre power plant, Copenhagen, Denmark

Renewable power generation with high flexibility

The Avedøre power plant is designed to provide reliable, flexible and dispatchable energy based on multiple, primarily renewable, fuel sources with wood pellets as its primary fuel. Explore the project here. 

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Greening energy plants

Heat and power plants are being converted from coal to biomass, especially in Northern Europe. However, going green also poses its challenges.

Aerial photo of the Avedøre 1 CHP plant

Changing bioenergy from carbon neutral to carbon negative with carbon capture and storage

4 June 2019

A new research project carried out by Ramboll, GEUS, DTU and SINTEF studies the feasibility of using CO2 capture at Danish biomass-fired combined heat and power plants. 

Power generation at a glance

Ramboll’s 200 power engineering specialist, supported by some 1500 other staff working on energy projects, offer independent expert advice on all aspects of power projects globally. 

90 power plants

We have designed and constructed more than 90 major power plants

50 % of all full biomass conversions in the world

We have been instrumental in the ongoing conversion of power plants to biomass. Our biomass conversion projects help save 13 million tonnes of CO2 annually, corresponding to the annual carbon emission of 3.5 million cars

47 % power efficiency

We have designed some of the most energy-efficient plants in the world, including the record-breaking Nordjylland Power Plant Unit 3 (USC) in Denmark


Power-to-X capability statement

Ramboll's cross-disciplinary capabilities and detailed knowledge of the energy sector combined with our phase-based approach to Power-to-X projects ensure client-focused sustainable solutions on the path to decarbonisation.

Risk and process safety
Risk and process safety

Read about how we work with risk and safety, ensuring protection of individuals and continuous asset operation. 

Biomass capability statement
Biomass capability statement

With Ramboll’s experience from design of dedicated biomass fuelled plants, cofiring and 100% biomass conversion, we can ensure cost-effective, client-focused sustainable and durable solutions with significant CO2 footprint reductions and still maintain up to 100% power generation capability. Read more here.

Developing a large-scale wood pellet import terminal
Developing a large-scale wood pellet import terminal

Ramboll has supported the development of a 320,000 m3 biomass import terminal for a power plant at Immingham in the UK. Read a conference paper on the challenges encountered in the project.

Developing a large-scale wood pellet import terminal
Energy storage
Energy storage: a key to low carbon communities

Read about energy storage.

Energy storage: a key to low carbon communities
Avedore Power Plant
Fire safety at biomass fueled power plants

Based on extensive experience, notably at large Danish wood pellet handling and storage facilities, Ramboll has developed a holistic approach to fire safety at biomass fuelled power plants, based on a combination of detection and liquid nitrogen suppression, coupled with increased recognition of the risks posed by of dust. Read article 'Biomass experience and the dangers of dust' in Modern Power Systems.

Fire safety at biomass fueled power plants
Fire safety for biofuel
Fire safety solutions for biofuel

Ramboll has invented and has a patent pending on a fire fighting concept, which is highly suited for large biofuel storage facilities. View a presentation of our experience of fire safety solutions for biofuel

Fire safety solutions for biofuel
Powering the Future
Powering the future

Read about our consultancy on flexible, efficient and reliable thermal power plants.

Powering the future
Operation and Maintenance of Your Plant

Read more about our O&M support services for power plants.

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