Alexandra Dock at the Port of Liverpool could be home to a new biomass-fired power plant.
Green energy developer RES is planning the development of the £300 million (€336 million) facility, which will produce renewable power for nearby homes and create new jobs for the area.
Should the project go ahead it is estimated to generate between 100 and 150MW of electricity a year, benefitting around 170,000-250,000 homes a year.
‘We have chosen the Alexandra Dock site as it allows us to bring about 80% of the biomass fuel to the site by ship,’ according to Joanna Doyle, project manager at RES. ‘We will help to ensure that road deliveries to the site are minimised while using the skills and expertise that exist within the port and local area. This project will contribute to wider regeneration and bring secure jobs to the region,’ she continued.