Danish waste to energy firm, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has awarded a £2.7 million contract to energy and environmental technology firm Saxlund to design and supply of two complete, automated fuel management system for bioenergy projects in Teesside.
The two systems will be for the reception, delivery and mixing of fuel storage. Saxlund said that he entire fuel management system, including storage and feed systems, will be designed for efficiency, minimum maintenance and high availability, while the environmental impact in the form of dust and noise is limited.
The system was also said to offer flexibility in the use of waste wood of different types and quality. Both with full capacity to provide 100% redundancy a fuel content of up to 125 MW.
“The Port Clarence project will provide 40MW of renewable energy to the UK energy market through the combustion of waste wood, and will have the capacity to consume about 250,000 tonnes of waste wood per year,” commented Matt Drew, European sales director and UK managing director of Saxlund International.
“The waste wood used to fire the power station will be diverted from landfill sites and the feedstock will be provided by Stobart Biomass Products Limited; specialists in the provision of renewables logistics,” he continued.
“Schemes like these have the potential to tick all the boxes - contributing to UK renewable energy targets and a balanced energy economy, as well as waste recycling targets,” concluded Drew.
Overall, the company said that it has won over £8 million in orders with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund for various projects in the UK over the past 12 months.
Saxlund’s will design and supply of two complete, automated fuel management system, both with full capacity to provide 100% redundancy a fuel content of up to 125 MW. Previous projects are at Margam in South Wales and Templeborough Biomass Power Plant in Sheffield.
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