About us

We help you

save money

just as we have always done for our own assets

Since its creation 55 years ago, Laborelec has been a centre of expertise integrated within a larger utility company. Our main mission has always been to help our parent company manage its assets in a sound manner and find cost effective solutions. In recent years, the company has opened up to third parties, and ENGIE Laborelec is now proud to put more than 20 years of deNOx expertise at the service of a much wider range of industrial companies to reduce their total cost of ownership of deNOx treatment facilities.

Our goal

Whatever your sector, our goal is to optimize the total cost of ownership of your SCR  deNOx installation, just as we already assist more than 60 SCR customers worldwide.

Expertise developed with our assets, now available to external clients

deNOx treatment systems were introduced in Germany in the 1980s, and spread throughout Europe in the 1990s and into the 21st century. Laborelec has been involved in introducing these systems into the power plants of its principal shareholders starting in Europe, and then globally since the mid-1990s. We played a leading role in the early stages of testing, building and commissioning the first deNOx units and, in the 20 years since, we have accumulated vast hands-on experience in their operation, maintenance, and in asset management.

The company has evolved to adapt to change, and has been working for some years with external customers too. One constant has remained however: we bring to our external customers the same principles of sound management and reduction of total cost of ownership as we have always maintained for our internal customers.

SCR Denox Catalyst testing

Multi industry expertise

ENGIE Laborelec is a world player in SCR services. Whether power plant operators or industries in the oil and gas sector, in steel, aluminium, glass and cement production, or the chemical industry, we are proud to bring more than 20 years of expertise, and the skills of our highly specialised engineers and technicians, to this much wider range of customers.

Multi disciplinary expertise

Our 20-year experience is complemented by expertise in many related fields, including combustion and other flue gas cleaning technologies such as dedusting, desulphurization and mercury abatement.

Total independence, unbiased recommendations

ENGIE Laborelec is the only global service provider in the market which is completely independent of equipment manufacturers, catalyst manufacturers and companies providing regeneration services, allowing us to provide unbiased recommendations. Whether you are replacing or regenerating catalysts or optimizing operating and maintenance practices, you are guaranteed to get an objective opinion designed to save you money.

Our test facilities

We have a full scale SCR test bench facility located in Gelsenkirchen (35 km from Dortmund) in Germany, while a semi-bench, for smaller scale tests, is located at our Linkebeek site (15 km from Brussels) in Belgium.

Both expertise centre and reference lab

A constant dialogue between technical experts and the laboratory is a powerful success factor, whether the aim is to predict the remaining life of catalysts, or improve the operation or maintenance of a deNOx installation.

This interaction is only possible if test facilities are closely integrated within a technical competence centre.

This is precisely what happens at ENGIE Laborelec, where the combination of expert knowledge with state-of-the-art analysis and measurement capabilities is part of our DNA.

International expert groups

We attach great importance to maintaining the skills of our experts permanently. Our extensive field experience and enduring contact with site operators is a first means to stay at the forefront. In parallel ENGIE Laborelec is active in numerous groups of international experts, such as standardization committees or expert circles from technical associations. In the SCR domain, we are for example active members of the steering committee of the VGB flue gas cleaning group, where we took a leading role in the development of the VGB guideline S302 (2013).

At your service,
no matter where you are

ENGIE Laborelec serves customers all over the world. Our locations in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands allow us to serve our Europe-based customers, while branches in Chile and Abu Dhabi provide for our customers in the Americas and the Middle East, respectively. Our representation in Asia, especially in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, is assured through the network of our sister company, Tractebel ENGIE.