A power plant said to be the the largest dedicated straw fired biomass facility in the UK has been inaugurated today.

The £162m Brigg Renewable Energy Plant is in Lincolnshire in England and has a capacity of 40 MW.Brigg Renewable Energy Plant

It will consume 250,000 tonnes of straw per year, all of which is sourced from local farmers.

The boiler has been supplied by Denmark’s BWE and the plant is owned by BWSC North Lincs, a Danish joint venture between PensionDanmark, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

BWSC is responsible for operation and maintenance of the plant under a 15-year operation and maintenance agreement.

Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive of PensionDanmark, said the joint venture has provided “a model that provides PensionDanmark with a stable return with limited risks. At the same time, we are helping to increase Danish energy technology exports. We therefore see strong potential in these types of partnerships.”

His counterpart at BWSC, Anders Heine Jensen, added that the project has been “delivered ahead of time and within budget”.

 

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