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Power plant Maasvlakte Rotterdam

Maasvlakte, Rotterdam

Construction of a coal and biomass-fired power plant with a peak power output of 800 MW.

The project

Visser & Smit Bouw was responsible for the engineering, procurement, planning and construction of the whole plant, consisting of:

  • the Powerblock, consisting of the boiler house and turbine hall
  • the flue gas cleaner
  • the water cooling system
  • a fly ash silo
  • a gypsum silo
  • a water treatment building
  • an administration building
  • link buildings

And other buildings e.g. a coal-and biomass-fired power plant with a peak power of 800 MW.


The construction site was located on the current site of EMO (Europees Massagoed-Overslagbedrijf) on the Maasvlakte, sandwiched between the Beerkanaal and the Amazonehaven. The construction site is vacated by EMO prior to construction. The construction site was easily accessible. During construction we had to take into account the traffic movements of EMO-vehicles, shipping and the adjacent Gasunie Peakshaver complex.

The project management structure was similar to an alliance contract. The (detailed) price setting after contract award has a number of phases, which allow optimisations to be developed and priced. Cost savings in this project are allocated on the basis of a distribution key to both the client and the Main Contractor.

The Rotterdam power plant is expanded by building 8 coal blending silos.

Facts and figures

  • Site
    Maasvlakte, Rotterdam
  • Client
    GDF SUEZ Energie Nederland
  • Status
  • Contract
    EPC-contract with alliance-elements and Open Book Pricing
  • Architect
    DHV Bouw & Industrie
  • Constructer
    Tractebel Engineering (client) and IOB Ingenieursburo (Main Contractor)
  • Project categories
    Energy & Waste
    EPC (engineering procurement & construction contract)

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