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RWE builds 50 MW biomass CHP plant in UK

RWE npower renewables has started construction on its 50 MW biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

The €235 million biomass CHP plant will be able to deliver up to 120 metric tonnes of industrial steam per hour.

The construction period is estimated to be about two years.

“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.

The biomass facility will run on wood residues and green wood from sustainable forestry, and will receive approx. €9m of sponsorship money from the Scottish Government.

RWE Innogy’s two main contractors in the construction of the biomass CHP facility 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 biomass CHP facility. The remaining plant construction will be handled by the engineering and construction company Aker Solutions.

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