Tilbury Green Power (TGP) has appointed a consortium comprising Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), acting as leader, and Aalborg Energie Technik (AET), acting as its supplier, for the first phase of its new power generation facility situated in the Port of Tilbury in Essex.
The first phase of the project will reportedly generate 30MW of electricity and will be fuelled by recovered wood.
Following completion of the second phase of the project, TGP will be able to produce up to 60MW of electricity — enough to power around 100,000 homes.
TGP received planning permission for the power facility in 2009 and has consent to use up to 650,000 tonnes of fuel per year, including solid recovered fuel and biomass fuel from virgin and recovered wood.
The plant is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.