RWE Innogy Starts Building Biggest Biomass CHP Plant

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 12/2/2010, Location: Europe

RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy, has started to build its biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Markinch, Fife (Scotland). The new plant is the biggest of its kind in the UK. The CHP plant will have an installed output of 50 megawatts and will be able to deliver up to 120 metric tonnes of industrial steam per hour. In all, RWE Innogy is investing approx. EUR 235 million in the construction of this biomass plant. The construction period is estimated to be about two years. During the construction phase up to 400 workers will be on the building site at the same time.

“The construction of this plant will create some 40 permanent jobs in the operation of this plant and in the supply of raw materials. Moreover, the high level of cost effectiveness will secure another 540 jobs for our customer, Tullis Russel Papermakers,” says Stephan Lohr, Managing Director of RWE Innogy Cogen GmbH.

At the moment, the paper manufacturers are still receiving their energy from a 60-year-old coal-fired power station. However, because of its age and high carbon emissions, continued operation will be impossible for both environmental and economic reasons. The new biomass plant will run on wood residues and green wood from sustainable forestry, allowing carbon reductions of approx. 250,000 metric tonnes per year compared with the current solution. As this biomass project is of immense economic significance and is very much in line with climate policy goals, it will receive approx. nine million euros of sponsorship money from the Scottish government.

RWE Innogy’s two main contractors in the construction of this facility at Markinch are Metso (Finland) and Aker Solutions (Norway). The technology group Metso will be delivering and installing the boiler system and the flue gas cleaning system for the power plant. The remaining plant construction will be handled by the engineering and construction company Aker Solutions.


United States >>  6/16/2022 - Enviva Inc., the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, held a ceremonial gathering at its newly opened terminal at the Port of Pascagou...
Brazil >>  6/14/2022 - Petrobras and Raízen have signed an agreement to jointly evaluate potential businesses involving the production, purchase and sale of biomethane, a 10...

France >>  6/14/2022 - The Green Valley Energie (GVE) joint venture, in which Norske Skog is a 10% minority equity holder, is ready to commence construction of a biomass boi...
United States >>  6/11/2022 - Synthica Energy, LLC announced the development of a new anaerobic digestion facility in Houston, Texas. The facility will focus on converting organic ...

United States >>  6/7/2022 - NewHydrogen, Inc., the developer of a green hydrogen generator, reported on the progress of its Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER) catalyst development f...
Germany >>  6/1/2022 - - New Guzzini drinkware made from INEOS Styrolution’s sustainable ECO materials
- BASF to supply biomass balanced styrene as plastic feedstock <...


Related Categories: Biomass Energy  General  Geothermal Energy  Hydropower  Photovoltaic Solar Energy  Solar thermal Energy  Wind Energy 

Related Articles: Biomass Energy  General  Geothermal Energy  Hydropower  Photovoltaic Solar Energy  Solar thermal Energy  Wind Energy 


Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2021 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.