Alstom signs two biomass contracts in the UK

Alstom has signed two contracts with Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) for Geared Reaction steam turbines (GRT) to be used in two UK biomass projects.
Alstom signs two biomass contracts in the UK

The first contract uses a 23 MW GRT for a wood waste combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant in Widnes, Merseyside, that is being developed by BWSC and UK logistics company Stobart Group. The second contract relates to the 50 MW GRT for the Snetterton Biomass Plant, in East Anglia which will burn energy crops such as straw, cereals and oilseed rape.

The news follows on from two previous contracts signed in 2013 & 2014 by Alstom and BWSC for the UK, for the Lisahally CHP biomass plant in Northern Ireland and the Brigg renewable energy plant in Lincolnshire.

“Alstom is delighted to be working with BWSC in the UK once again, having already built a close working relationship with them on the Lisahally and Brigg projects” said Daniel Wahler, Vice President of Industrial Steam Turbines.

Alstom will carry out specific project design, engineering and manufacturing at one of its specialist facilities with support offered by the UK team. The GRTs will be preassembled as much as possible thereby saving money and time during installation and commissioning. The company has optimised the GRT for efficient and flexible power production, covering renewable and traditional fuel types in addition to industrial applications for process steam.

The Widnes facility is expected to become operational by the end of 2016 and will provide enough power to supply 35,000 homes per year. It will also supply heat to Stobart’s adjacent wood-drying facility. The Snetterton scheme is scheduled to become operation by spring 2017 and will generate enough energy to power around 68,000 homes.

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