Tees Renewable Energy Plant

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Tees Renewable Energy Plant
Tees Renewable Energy Plant is located in North Yorkshire
Tees Renewable Energy Plant
Location of Tees Renewable Energy Plant in North Yorkshire
Official name Tees Renewable Energy Plant
Country England, United Kingdom
Location North Yorkshire, North East England
Coordinates 54°35′51″N 1°10′13″W / 54.5975°N 1.1703°W / 54.5975; -1.1703Coordinates: 54°35′51″N 1°10′13″W / 54.5975°N 1.1703°W / 54.5975; -1.1703
Status Proposed
Commission date 2020 (expected)
Construction cost £650 million
Owner(s) MGT Teesside
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Biomass
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 299 MW
Website
www.mgtteesside.co.uk

Tees Renewable Energy Plant is a proposed biomass fueled power station situated on the River Tees at Teesport in Redcar and Cleveland, North East England. The plant will operate alongside other renewable energy units and industrial processes operating in the Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC)

Development[edit]

The station would burn 1.1 million tonnes of woodpellets per year, sustainably sourced and primarily imported from Europe and America. This would generate 299 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 600,000 homes.[1] If constructed the plant would be one of the largest dedicated wood pellet biomass power station in the United Kingdom, and one of the largest ever biomass-fueled power stations in the world.[2] It is expected to save 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, accounting for 5.5% of the UK's renewables target.[1]

Redcar and Cleveland borough council approved the scheme in November 2008, before the government gave their consent in July 2009.[1][2] The station is expected to cost £650 million to construct, employing 600 people during its three-year construction period.[2] The station is planned to be opened for commercial operation in 2020.[1]

MGT sold the plant to Macquarie Group and Danish pension fund PKA in 2016, and construction started, with expected completion in 2020.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tees Renewable Energy Plant". MGT Teesside. Retrieved 17 Oct 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Green light for £500m Teesport biomass plant". builderandengineer.co.uk. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "MGT Power: Work on Tees Renewable Energy Plant creating 600 jobs to start 'within weeks'". gazettelive. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Chemical Engineer - News - Work to begin on Tees Renewable Energy Plant". Retrieved 16 August 2016.