Alstom has signed its third contract this year with Denmark’s Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) for a geared reaction steam turbine at a proposed biomass project in the UK.

The Tilbury 45 MW waste wood power station will be located on the River Thames near London and will be built by BWSC and Aalborg Energie Technik (AET).Tilbury power plant biomass conversion

The deal follows two others that Alstom signed with BWSC for 23 MW and 50 MW turbines for schemes in Widnes and Snetterton earlier this year.

The project-specific design, engineering and manufacturing will be carried out at one of Alstom’s specialist facilities, with support offered by its UK team.

The geared reaction steam turbines are preassembled, which Alstom says results in a “cost efficient installation and commissioning solution”.

Daniel Wahler, Alstom vice-president of industrial steam turbines, said: “This is our fifth contract with BWSC in the UK, all for different sized turbines, showing the advantages of our modular offering to ensure we can offer the customer a GRT turbine that suits the specific requirements.”

The Tilbury plant is expected to generate 300 GWh of electricity every year and is due to be commissioned in July 2017. It is expected to burn around 285,000 tonnes of waste wood a year.