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BWSC begins building biomass plant in UK

Danish power plant developer Burmeister & Wain Scandinavion Contractors (BWSC) has begun the construction of a £140 million biomass plant in the UK.

BWSC took possession of the development site situated at Discovery Park near Sandwich, Kent, earlier this month, and the building is projected to be finished in two years, reports Thanet Gazette.

The project is expected to create 300 jobs during the construction phase and 30 full time jobs once operational.

Biomass fuel will be sourced from various wood types, including coppice grown locally in Kent and East Sussex, with the aim to reduce the site's carbon footprint.

Paul Barber, managing director at Discovery Park, said: "Discovery Park has from the start been a place for innovation and we have been successful in building on that past success over the past four years.”

"The agreement to press ahead with the new biomass energy plant not only represents a major investment in the site, but puts the park in the unique position of being supplied with a reliable source of green energy.

"The new biomass plant is a vital part of ensuring the site's ongoing success – part of a number of investments and ongoing work that will not only create jobs and prosperity for East Kent but increases its sustainability too," Barber said.