This news follows on from two previous contracts signed in 2013 & 2014 by Alstom and BWSC for the UK, for the Lisahally CHP biomass plant in Northern Ireland and the Brigg renewable energy plant in Lincolnshire.
Daniel Wahler, VP of Industrial Steam Turbines, said: “Alstom is delighted to be working with BWSC in the UK once again, having already built a close working relationship with them on the Lisahally and Brigg projects.”
The project specific design, engineering and manufacturing will be done at one of Alstom’s specialist facilities, with support offered by the UK team. The GRTs are preassembled as much as possible, as a result saving money and time during installation and commissioning. Alstom has optimised the GRT for efficient and flexible power production, covering renewable and traditional fuel types in addition to industrial applications for process steam.
The Widnes facility is expected to become operational by the end of 2016 and will provide enough power to supply 35,000 homes a year, as well as supplying heat to Stobart’s adjacent wood-drying facility. The Snetterton scheme is scheduled to be up and running by Spring 2017 and will produce enough energy to power up to 68,000 homes.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.