M+W bags £200m Hull green power plant

M+W bags £200m Hull green power plantM+W Group has been chosen for the delivery of a new waste-to-energy facility in Kingston upon Hull that will power the equivalent of over 40,000 homes.

The contractor will be responsible for the design and build of the new facility that will incorporate the latest fluidised bed gasification technology.

Construction is due to start in January 2016 with completion scheduled for summer 2018.

The new facility (Energy Works) is designed to reduce the need to for local landfill as well as relying on fossil fuel generated power to meet local energy demand.

When completed Energy Works will be able to generate up to 28MW of electricity, producing enough energy to power thousands of homes in the community each year.

Located in the industrial heart of the city, the facility will see the redevelopment of two adjacent brownfield sites covering an area of 12 acres.

To reduce the need for vehicular transportation and impact of any congestion in the area during the construction and operation of the facility, a special high-line conveyor and access route will be created to connect the two sites.

Working on the project alongside M+W Group will be two main sub-contractors; Outotec, an international specialist in advanced gasification technology; and Spencer Group, the Hull-based engineering and construction business leading the civil engineering works for the new facility.

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