Clugston in joint venture to target biomass

Clugston Construction has announced plans to extend its long-standing relationship with a French process technology company to identify and develop biomass facilities across the UK

Clugston Construction has announced plans to extend its long-standing relationship with a French process technology company to identify and develop biomass facilities across the UK.

The construction firm, part of the Clugston Group which has offices in Hebburn, has worked with CNIM (Constructions industrielles de la Méditerranée) on a number of energy and sustainability projects in the past and the two are currently building five waste-to-energy plants in the UK, as well as the 25 MWe biomass facility at Ridham Dock, in Kent. The plant at Ridham Dock will streamline the intake of around 164,000 tonnes of woodchip waste per annum, which will generate 188 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year – enough to cover the electricity consumption of 60,000 households.

Clugston Construction marketing director Paul Gouland said: “Limiting environmental impact is high on our agenda and we are very excited to be working with our long-standing partner on new biomass opportunities. Together with CNIM we have the opportunity and the resources to help deliver sustainable heat and electricity across the UK.”

Bernard Bourée, biomass project director CNIM, added: “Biomass is one of the most abundant sources of renewable energy and we have over 50 years experience in biomass projects.

“Biomass treatment provides an effective answer to the concerns of various economic stakeholders around the world with regard to sustainable development”.

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