Construction work has started on a new £160m wood-fired biomass energy plant at Port Clarence in Teesside, UK.
Construction of the new Port Clarence Renewable Energy Plant will be carried out by Lagan Construction Group in collaboration with Eco2.
The facility will be operated by Danish firm Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, with Glennmont Partners serving as the developer. WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Middlesbrough office will offer project management, programme and design review and supervise the plant’s construction.
The plant will mainly utilise waste from wood chips. The remaining feedstock will be waste sourced from construction, demolition and civic amenities sites along with packaging.
Once operational in 2018, the facility is expected to generate enough power for about 75,000 households.
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff energy project manager Phil Morland said: “This low carbon development is important as an addition to the northeast economy and for helping the UK achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets.
“We are working collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure that the project meets and exceeds our client’s expectations.”