Biomass CHP plant for Plymouth

The city of Plymouth is to gain a new 10 MW biomass combined heat and power plant after a developer signed up an energy firm to provide the service at the city’s new £40m Enterprise Park.

The lease with energy company REACT Energy plc includes a three-year-option period to secure planning permission and the other consents before the London and Devonshire Trust (LDT) begins construction on its four and half acre site.
LDT are behind plans to create the £40million Plymouth Enterprise Park (PEP) on the site of Plymouth’s former Toshiba factory at Ernesettle.

Last year, Fulcrum Power Generation achieved planning for an acre of the park to house a 20 MW backup power generation unit and has already started ground works.

LDT managing director Daniel Stephenson told the Western Morning News: “At PEP we have been extremely successful in attracting energy developers to the site. This sector has become the driving force but the opportunity still exists here for more obvious sectors such as logistics that would benefit from the superb location, readymade infrastructure and potential for cheaper energy that PEP provides.”

It is hoped to have the site construction-ready by the end of 2014.”

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