The UK unit of French environmental services group Veolia Environnement (EPA:VIE) has recently secured a GBP 50 million (USD 75.7m / EUR 69.2m ) contract to operate the Sherwood biomass plant in Nottingham.
The deal follows Veolia’s recent appointment to operate the Holbrook community energy centre in Sheffield and rounds up to 55MWe this year's biomass energy business expansion of the resource management company which now manages a GBP-500-million portfolio of biomass energy projects in the UK and Ireland, Veolia noted in a statement.
Located in Widmerpool, Nottingham the 6.55 MWe biomass-fired combined heat and power station is designed to provide electricity for over 10,000 homes and supply up to 4.5 MWth of process heat for the adjacent sawmill operations. The plant will also recycle around 52,000 tonnes of waste wood, annually saving around 8,400 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Under the contract, Veolia will provide operation and maintenance on a 24/7 basis and will deliver monitoring, reporting and compliance services. The agreement also covers water treatment, emission monitoring, and ash disposal for the plant which is due to start operations in the spring of 2017.
(GBP 1 = USD 1.514 / EUR 1.384 )
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