Associated British Ports (ABP) announced that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with DONG Energy for a site within ABP’s port estate for the development of a biomass power station of up to 300 MW.
This follows DONG Energy’s announcement that they are reviewing development options for a 300 MW biomass power station at the Port of Hull having identified a site within ABP’s port estate. The power station is intended to be a catalyst for the construction of a new deep-water berth that will be located adjacent to the proposed power station. The Hull Riverside Bulk Terminal (HRBT) will handle the imported biomass fuel for DONG Energy but will also have capacity for other dry bulk customers.
Having worked closely with DONG Energy for a number of months, ABP said it will shortly apply for permission to develop the berth, by submitting a Harbour Revision Order to the Department for Transport. The berth itself will be designed to handle ships up to 300m long and, at an indicative cost of US$154 million to develop, represents one of the largest single investments ever undertaken by ABP.