The plant will be powered by wood chips and agro residues.It can generate about 215MW of clean energy for the industry as well as for nearby households.

GE Steam Power will offer the overall design, engineering and construction of the plant and integrating in-house critical parts of the power block including circulating fluidized bed boiler, steam turbine, generator and air quality control systems.

Belgian Eco Energy CEO Michael Corten said: "We are pleased to work with GE on this project and with their approach to focus on optimizing the technical solution for this plant."

"GE’s technology will help us reach the highest net efficiency, reduce operational costs."

The plant, which is expected to start commercial operations in 2019, will also be equipped with distric heating system of 110MW of thermal energy. It will supply heating to industries and households in the city of Ghent..

GE Power president and CEO, Steve Bolze said:"By leveraging technologies across different GE businesses — the GE Store — we are well positioned to provide complete, customized solutions to best meet our customers’ needs."

"The project in Ghent demonstrates GE’s capabilities to deliver a broad range of steam power technologies to help our customers deliver reliable power across a variety of fuels including biomass, coal and nuclear-based technologies."