Bouygues lands £82m UK bio build
Contract with AssetGen at 10MW waste-to-energy plant in Hertfordshire
Bouygues Energies & Services has won an £82m turnkey contract to deliver a 10MW waste-to-energy gasification plant in Hertfordshire, England.
In addition to engineering and construction the deal with investment fund AssetGen Partners covers procurement of equipment and operation and maintenance for a period of 10 years
The facility in Hoddesdon, to be based on technology developed by Biomass Power Limited, will be the largest waste-to-energy gasification plant in the UK.
The plant will use refuse-derived fuel and generate 41.6MW thermal, which upon conversion through a steam turbine generator will deliver 10MWe.
Bouygues Energies & Services chief executive Jean-Christophe Perraud said: “This project will work towards achieving energy independence in the UK via the production of a local source of energy.”
Site works will begin in July with handover scheduled for 2017.
Image: the plant will divert waste from landfill sites (Wikimedia Commons)