The developer Eco2 secured the site and planning consent to develop the biomass facility in Margam, Port Talbot. Following a competitive tender, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund and Interserve were awarded an EPC/turnkey contract for the facility. To further de-risk the project for the plant owner, Glenmont Partners, who secured financing for the scheme and purchased the project at financial close, B&W Vølund entered a 15-year contract to provide full operations and maintenance services.
The new biomass plant will be capable of processing waste wood, including contaminated wood and fuel containing metals, with no pre-treatment required.
The plant will generate 40 MW of green electricity, which is enough to supply 78,000 homes, and provide local employment opportunities through the construction and operational phases.
|Plant Design Data|
|Boiler Outlet Flue Gas Temperature||227||ºC|
|Feed Water Temperature||194||ºC|
* All valyes refer to 11% O2 dry gas
B&W Vølund were selected due to their solution-based approach and ability to de-risk the project for the plant owner, including the following features:
All of the above features significantly de-risk the project for the project developers and the plant owner.
B&W Vølund’s technology concept is based on in-house knowledge and many years of experience and provides high efficiency, availability and performance combined with a robust design to give an extended design life.
B&W Vølund’s solution is based on the patented DynaGrate® technology, providing excellent fuel flexibility.
The key benefits for the plant owner are:
B&W Vølund have signed three 15- year O&M contracts in the UK, including one for the Margam plant in Port Talbot. All of these plants and future UK plants will benefit from B&W Vølund having a UK-focused structure in place with the added benefits of prompt servicing and provision of spares.