Professional development and engineering
Working with a team of experienced staff, we develop turnkey projects in selected European locations. Not only that, our professional project planning and our extensive experience in cooperation with communities, property owners, farmers, energy supply companies as well as the authorities ensure that we use the potential of each project to the full. To date, our biogas portfolio represents an installed electrical capacity of more than 40 MW.
The availability of raw materials, the application area for fermentation products and a suitable piece of land for the biogas plant, as well as the option of grid connection (power and/or gas) are checked as part of this process. We determine which type of plant suits an application (primarily size and type of energy utilisation, that is gas injection or CHP unit) and take care of the application process with the relevant authorities. As a consequence, we can determine a time line and an estimate of costs and returns to act as a guideline for initial discussions with banks and investors.
Preliminary and option contracts secure raw materials, application land and the land for the biogas plant itself. Grid connection contracts are concluded. In the case of projects that include CHP units, heat transfer contracts are negotiated ahead of build. Selected equipment suppliers have issued offers that include running costs and maintenance concepts as part of a tendering process that is manufacturer-neutral. The permit application is made by us.
This enables BayWa r.e. to tighten up time line, costs and returns, which can be submitted to all participants.
All raw materials and the necessary application land for fermentation products are contractually secured; the purchasing or leasing contract for the land is ready for signature. A binding cost calculation is available for the grid export/injection. Heat transfer contracts are ready for signature. Final offers including running costs and maintenance concepts from equipment suppliers have been obtained. Planning consent has been granted. This enables the complete financial model for the project to be finalised with banks and investors so that construction can commence.
Apart from the digester, a complete biogas plant also includes other vital elements, such as gas utilisation (e.g. CHP unit on site, satellite CHP units for heat contractors or a gas injection plant for exporting gas to the natural gas grid). Other elements include all of the peripheral equipment, the infrastructure (access roads, fencing, drainage and water supply installations, raw material storage, operating premises, etc.) as well as compensatory measures resulting from permit requirements.
BayWa r.e., as a general contractor, provides a competent project manager for the entire realisation stage of the build, right up to the point where capacity is made available. This manager supervises not only the coordination between the various sub-contractors, but also adherence to all safety, time and financial specifications and requirements.