Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Glennmont Partners to provide design and engineering services on the £160m ($230m) biomass power plant in Teesside, England.

Set to enter commercial operation in 2018, the Port Clarence Renewable Energy Plant will generate electricity to power around 75,000 homes across the Tees Valley and in the North East, as well as create 300 jobs at the peak of the construction period. 
Teeside biomass plant
Local engineers from WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Middlesbrough office are providing project management, programme and design review and supervising the construction of the biomass plant from start to completion. The construction of the plant is carried out by a Babcock & Wilcox Volund and Lagan Construction Group JV in partnership with Eco2.

The Port Clarence Energy project will predominantly use waste from wood chips. The remaining feedstock will be sourced from construction, demolition and civic amenities sites as well as packaging, meaning that the plant will have very limited carbon footprint.