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AET and JG Pears Celebrated First Fire at Newark Plant

A major milestone was reached when First Fire was celebrated at the biomass cogeneration plant near Newark, Nottinghamshire in England.

To mark the occasion, Alistair Collins, Operations Director at JG Pears (Newark) Ltd., was presented with the official match. However, following current trends, he started the combustion via an app on an iPad.



Alistair Collins, Operations Director at JG Pears (Newark) Ltd. and Hans Erik Askou, Managing Director at Aalborg Energie Technik a/s congratulate each other after a successful First Fire.

On the 24th of August 2016, Aalborg Energie Technik a/s signed a large contract with JG Pears Power Limited, for an EPC delivery of a biomass-fired 42 MWt / 12 MWe CHP plant near Newark, Nottinghamshire, in the UK.

The delivery includes all elements of the cogeneration plant, such as the fuel storage, fuel handling and feeding system, AET Combustion System and AET Biomass Boiler, steam turbine, air cooled condenser, flue gas cleaning system, PLC control, SCADA system and buildings. The plant is equipped with an efficient SCR system to ensure low emission levels.

By implementing this cogeneration plant, the JG Pears facility will replace 90% of the fossil fuels previously used in the adjacent factory, saving significant carbon dioxide emissions. The plant will provide steam and electricity to the JG Pears rendering facility at Low Marnham, Newark. The CHP plant will also contribute to the UK’s energy needs by generating an average of 7 MWe, some of which will be used by the rendering plant with the balance exported to the National Grid.


Handover is expected to take place in early 2018.

AET and JG Pears (Newark) Ltd celebrated First Fire at the JG Pears plant on Decmber 5th 2017.
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