Steam turbine delivered to new Berlin biopower facility

A $275 million (€211.3 million) biopower plant under constrcution in Berlin, Germany has taken delivery of a new 132 tonne steam turbine this December.

Japanese company Fiji provided the turbine to the Burgess Biopower plant, which will be owned by UK-based technology developer Cate Street Capital and built by Babcock and Wilcox Construction.

The plant is expected to come online by the end of 2013 and use 750,000 tonnes of woodchips a year to generate around 75MW of electricity to the New Hampshire Public Service under a 20 year agreement.

A subsidiary of Delta Power Services has been offered the chance to operate and maintain the facility on a six year, $19 million contract.

It has been estimated that the plant will create 40 permanent jobs and contribute $25 million to the local economy.

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