Waste-to-energy gasification plant planned for UK
AssetGen Partners, a specialised investment fund, has signed a contract worth roughly £82 million (€110 million) with Bouygues Energies and Services for the turnkey construction of a waste-to-energy gasification plant in the Hertfordshire town of Hoddesdon, UK.
Bouygues Energies and Services will be responsible for the engineering and construction of this 10MWe facility and procurement of equipment, followed by operation and maintenance for a period of 10 years. This will be the largest waste-to-energy gasification plant in the UK.
The gasification plant will generate 41.6MW thermal energy, which, once converted through a steam turbine generator, will deliver 10MWe. This represents a yearly net export of green electricity to the grid of 76,000MWh which is enough to meet the annual demand of roughly 7,000 homes.
The facility will contribute to UK waste management by reducing volumes sent to landfill. Over 90,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel sourced from local commercial and industrial sectors will be supplied by two of the country's leading specialists in waste. Bouygues Energies and Services will provide a turnkey solution based on proven technology developed by Biomass Power.
Site works will begin in July 2015, with handover scheduled for 2017.
SOURCE: Bouygues Energies and Services