Harsco, in the Netherlands, would supply various rental formwork systems to the construction of a clean coal/biomass power plants, being built near the industrial center of Rotterdam. French utility GDF Suez, the owner of the plant, stated that the plant would have an energy efficiency of 46%, which is three times higher than the plant it is replacing. Higher efficiency plants burn less fuel to create more electricity. The new facility is due to commence its operations by 2013.

Harsco’s scaffolding and erection and dismantling services in Hungary would support the construction of a new environmentally friendly gas fired power plant, with an energy efficiency of 58%. The company’s contract from engineering giant Siemens calls for around 100,000 cubic meters of scaffolding to be erected during construction. Harsco would support the project with an on-site crew and equipment.

Harsco’s work on both projects would continue through 2010.