Ireland-based Edina revealed it had won a contract to boost the 2.2MWe capacity of the Barkip biogas facility in Scotland by adding a new turbine. The new TCG 2016C V12 engine will come from German-based MWM, for which Edina is the sole supplier for the UK and Ireland. The engine will act as a booster to the site’s existing two engines, providing an additional 600kWe.
Murphy revealed it had completed initial work on the UK’s first large-scale reheat biomass cogeneration plant, being developed for £138m (€154m) in Cramlington, Northumberland. The engineering firm installed more than 6,600 metres of cable ducts in preparation for installing the site’s circuitry in early 2017.
Twence announced plans for a large-scale upgrade of its BEC waste wood-fired biomass plant, work on which could begin next year. The project will triple the plant’s electrical capacity, currently 20MWe, and add heat supply capacity.
An environmental permit was sought by Biomass No1 for an under-development facility in Hull, England, designed to gasify waste wood. The plant will have a 10MWe capacity and will process 86,400 tonnes of waste per year.
Cumbria County Council approved a new EfW plant that will use gasification technology. The £80m (€91m) facility is being developed by a joint venture of UK-based Verus Energy, Finnish utility firm Fortum and Carlisle-based landowner Kingmoor Park. The plant will fire up to 195,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) per year and have an electrical capacity of about 22MW.
Aberdeen City Council is to develop a new £150m (€206m) 150,000 tonne per year EfW facility to serve the city and surrounding area. The city council along with Aberdeenshire and Moray councils is to develop the plant on a derelict industrial site at East Tullos. Construction is now scheduled to begin in January 2019 and will open in 2021.