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Alstom to kit out 45MW UK bio

Deal with Danish outfit BWSC at Brigg power station in North Lincolnshire

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Alstom has signed a contract to design and supply a 45MW geared reaction steam turbine for the Brigg biomass plant in North Lincolnshire.

The project will be fuelled in the main by locally sourced straw but will also burn wood.  It is expected to be operational from early 2016.

The deal with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor is the second UK GRT the French company has provided for the Danish power plant specialist.

The duo inked an agreement last year on the 15.8MW wood-fuelled Lisahally scheme in Northern Ireland.

Alstom vice president for industrial steam turbines Daniel Wahler said: “We’re delighted to be working with BWSC again on a second UK project that highlights the cutting edge design of our GRT technology.

“The biomass market requires a more efficient steam turbine that can offer more power to the network and Alstom’s GRT is designed to achieve this.”

The GRT is pre-assembled in an Alstom facility before shipment and requires only a simple foundation, which results in cash savings during installation and commissioning, Alstom said.

Image: the plant will burn straw and wood (Alstom)

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