Lynemouth Power Station, Northumberland
In January 2016 the power station in Northumberland was given the go ahead from the Government to be the first power station in the UK to cease coal burning and convert to full biomass supply.
We have provided civil design services on this scheme since 2011, originally supporting Fairport Engineering for the mechanical handling process delivery of biomass from the rail and road supply though storage silos to the existing power station mills.
The total project value is circa £100m with the civil works at £15m. The biomass main supply will be received from North America via the Port of Tyne.
It is hoped that, after its conversion, the plant will be able to generate around 2.3 TWH of energy a year, enough to power around 700,000 homes.