Kent biomass-fired plant operational this ‘summer’

UK: Facility is now nearing the finish line, according to its developer

The facility looks ready to go from the outside
The facility looks ready to go from the outside

This article was updated on 21 February, to highlight the fact the plant is actually ahead of schedule and entering the "final phase" of development

The £140m (€158m) Kent Renewable Energy plant is entering the "final phase" of development with steam blowing underway.

According to a statement the cogeneration plant, which will supply heat and power to the Sandwich-based Discovery Park, is due to be fully operational by the "summer".

Construction work on the plant began in the summer of 2016 by Denmark-based Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC).

The facility is planned to have capacities of 27.8MW of electrcity and up to 25MW heat and will be fired on low-grade wood from "local sustainable forestry operations".

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