Om BWSC Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S

BWSC originated as part of  Denmark ’s Burmeister & Wain Group and  became an independent company in 1980.

Burmeister & Wain Group was a large shipyard and leading diesel engine producer, with its earliest roots dating back to 1843.  The company grew to become one of the leading employers in Copenhagen for nearly a century.

Burmeister & Wain was founded by two Danes, Hans Heinrich Baumgarten and Carl Christian Burmeister. After Baumgarten retired in 1861, the Englishman William Wain joined in as co-owner with Burmeister in 1865. 

In 1898, Rudolf Diesel granted Burmeister & Wain A/S exclusive Danish manufacturing rights for the innovative, revolutionary diesel engine, which he had introduced the year before.

In the ensuing years, the company’s diesel engines and licensed designs were used worldwide.