CIP announces start of Kent Renewable Energy
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) announced in a press release that their combined heat and power plant (CHP) Kent Renewable Energy had commenced operations on September 13, two months ahead of schedule ‘to specification and within budget’.
The CHP plant has a capacity of 27MW and is in Sandwich, Kent within the United Kingdom.
With fuel locally sourced courtesy of EuroForest, a UK-based independent timber supplier, the CHP plant delivers its renewable heat and power to a nearby business and science park.
CIP claims that the plant capacity will be enough to serve approximately 50,000 homes and offset 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year. The project itself has provided more than 250 jobs in its construction and will provide 30 jobs to operate the site during its 20-year lifespan.
“After a 25-month successful construction period this is the moment we have all been looking forward to. We are delighted to see renewable power and heat being generated and delivered to local customers based on locally sourced wood,” said Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, senior partner with CIP.
“We have completed yet another successful biomass project ahead of time and within budget in strong cooperation with local authorities and our business partners incl. BWSC, EuroForest and Discovery Park, and we look forward to the continued cooperation for the next 20 years or more of plant operations.”