Tyne Renewable Energy Plant

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Tyne Renewable Energy Plant
Tyne Renewable Energy Plant is located in Tyne and Wear
Tyne Renewable Energy Plant
Location of Tyne Renewable Energy Plant in Tyne and Wear
Country England, United Kingdom
Location North Shields
Coordinates 54°59′20″N 1°27′32″W / 54.989°N 1.459°W / 54.989; -1.459Coordinates: 54°59′20″N 1°27′32″W / 54.989°N 1.459°W / 54.989; -1.459
Status Proposed
Commission date 2014 (expected)
Construction cost £400 million
Owner(s) MGT Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Biomass
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 295 MW
Website
www.mgttyne.com

Tyne Renewable Energy Plant (or Tyne REP) is a proposed biomass power station, to be built on the north bank of the River Tyne at North Shields. The plant has been developed by MGT Power, along with their similar project, the Teesport Renewable Energy Plant on Teesside. It is expected to have a generating capacity of 295 megawatts, enough to power around 600,000 homes, making it one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. It is hoped the plant will be opened in 2014, costing £400 million.[1]

The plant would be built on a 14 acres (5.7 ha) industrial site at the Port of Tyne in North Shields adjacent to the proposed North Shields Bio Diesel Plant on the north bank of the River Tyne. The construction of the plant would create around 600 jobs, as well as 150 full-time jobs once the plant was completed, and 300 to 400 indirect jobs in the supply chain. There would be an annual spend of £30 million in the local economy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Land, Jon (10 August 2009). "New biomass power station could generate carbon neutral electricity for 600,000 North East homes". 24dash.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Hunt, Amy (10 August 2009). "£400m energy plant to create 1,000 jobs". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 

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