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Bioenergy CHP plant in Scotland

Metso and Aker Solutions will be the main contractors for RWE npower renewables’ £200 million biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

The bioenergy CHP plant will have an installed capacity of 50 MW and is scheduled for operation in late 2012.

Metso, a Finnish supplier of technology and services for a variety of industries, will provide the bioenergy CHP site’s main biomass boiler.

Aker Solutions, a Norwegian provider of engineering and construction services, will provide design and support services, project manage construction, provide support services and procure some of the bioenergy CHP plant equipment.

Stephan Lohr, RWE Head of Biomass, says: “This project is RWE’s largest investment to date in biomass based power generation and part of our ongoing commitment to invest €1 billion per annum in renewable energy.

“In addition to this project, we are developing plans for a similar biomass plant in Lincolnshire, with an installed capacity of 65 MW. Across Europe, we are aiming to build biomass plants with a total installed capacity of around 390 MW by 2013.”

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