Tilbury Green Power (TGP) is pleased to confirm that the TGP Renewable Energy Plant has today, successfully completed its boiler pressure test, reaching the required 220 bar pressure.
The test involved the pumping of cold water within the boiler piping, steadily increasing the water pressure within the pipes to the required 220 bar and examining the boiler pipework to confirm its integrity.
Mark Lawlor, TGP’s Construction Manager, said: "This is a significant milestone for the project, having reached the boiler pressure test on schedule and successfully completing the test – congratulations to the entire team. We look forward to completing the remainder of the Plant by mid-2017."
Tilbury Green Power Limited is constructing a renewable power plant fuelled by waste wood within the Port of Tilbury on the banks of the River Thames. The project is developed by AET and BWSC in a consortium.
The Plant will have capacity of around 40 megawatts (MW) and will produce up to 319,000 MWh of renewable electricity each year – enough to supply around 97,000 average homes and will play a valuable role in the UK meeting its target for producing 20% of its energy from renewable sources. The Plant will utilise around 270,000 tonnes of waste wood sourced from the region.
The Tilbury Green Power Plant is being developed by Tilbury Green Power Limited, the major shareholders of which are ESB and the UK Green Investment Bank.
Further details on the Project can be found on our website: www.TilburyGreenPower.com
Tilbury Green Power can be contacted by:
• Freephone: 0800 0209 634
• Email: TGPinfo@esb.ie
• Web feedback at: www.TilburyGreenPower.com
• Post: Tilbury Green Power, Port of Tilbury, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NU
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