Aalborg Energie Technik a/s (AET) Biomass Power Plant:
The plant has an annual fuel input of 160,000 tonnes, which is supplied to the site as residual forestry timber, bark, brash bales, wood chips, saw mill residues and wood chips from uncontaminated, recycled wood. The plant reduces the CO2 emissions by 47,000 tonnes/year.
The biomass-fired power plant was successfully commissioned and handed over in OCT 2008: 18 days ahead of schedule. A performance test showed that:
In 2009, a 6-month availability test was conducted and the overall availability for the whole power plant showed an impressive 99% (APR - OCT 2009).
The initial high availability continued for the first five years of operation and the plant still has the highest availability amongst all biomass-fired plants in the UK.
The electrical output was increased by 1 MWe during an improvement made in 2009.
The delivery was carried out in a consortium between AET and a partner.
The biomass power plant has the AET Combustion System, which fulfils stringent emission criteria without the use of SNCR and lime.
Western Wood Energy Plant had UK's highest availability - Data from OFGEM