Twinwoods Heat & Power Selects Saxlund for 3.4 MW Biomass Power Station
UK bioenergy and materials handling firm Saxlund International has secured a contract to design, manufacture, install and commission a 3.4 MW waste wood biomass power station for Twinwoods Heat & Power in Bedfordshire. The plant is expected to go live in 2015.
The combined heat and power (CHP) plant will produce over 27,000 MWh of electricity and 8,000 MWh of district heating annually.
The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) compliant solution will burn about 40,000 tons of waste wood from commercial and domestic recycling centers annually.
Under the contract, Saxlund has guaranteed to deliver at least 8,000 hours of operation between shutdown inspections. Key components include a fuel handling system with push floor and conveyors, the Saxlund combustion grate, integrated high-pressure steam boiler and steam pipework to feed a Siemens turbine system. Similar Saxlund installations, such as the Falbygens Energis plant in Sweden (pictured), are operating in a number of locations in Europe.
In the US, Upstate New York is also developing programs to turn waste wood into heat. Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo launched Renewable Heat NY, a $27 million initiative aimed at building a low-emissions wood heating sector in the state.
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