More biogas CHP for Yorkshire water

British packaged CHP supplier Cogenco Limited is to supply and maintain four new CHP units, in addition to 14 existing units which Yorkshire Water already operates on biogas generated by the utility from its waste water treatment programme.

ALSTOM has won a contract worth over €300 million from CyCoFos, a subsidiary of Gaz de France, to supply two turnkey power plants in Fos-sur-Mer, near Marseilles, in southern France.

One plant will be a turnkey 65 MW steam plant which will burn waste gas from a steel plant owned by Sollac, a subsidiary of steel group Arcelor, and convert it into electricity. The gas used will be blast furnace gas, which is currently being burned away. The plant’s key components include a conventional boiler, air-cooled turbogenerator, instrumentation and control systems.

The other plant will be a 425 MW turnkey gas-fired combined-cycle plant, one of the largest of its kind in France. It will provide CyCoFos with efficient power production capacity and supply electricity for the local network.

Both plants are scheduled to come into commercial operation by the end of October 2008.

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