RWE builds biomass power plant in Scotland

RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy, has started to build its biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

In all, RWE Innogy is investing approximately $235m (£197m) in the construction of the plant, which will have an installed output of 50MW and ability to deliver up to 120 tonnes of industrial steam per hour.

During the construction phase, estimated to be about two years, up to 400 workers will be on the building site at the same time.