Biomass, Renewables

Foster Wheeler to build biomass boiler in UK

24 March 2005 – Foster Wheeler will install a boiler island for the Wilton 10 biomass plant in the UK, after being awarded a contract by SembCorp Utilities.

SembCorp is to create the $114m plant on Teeside, northeast UK. It will be one of the country’s largest biomass renewable energy projects. Under the terms of its $53m contract, Foster Wheeler will design, engineer, construct and commission the complete boiler island, including the flue gas treatment system.

The plant will burn around 300 000 tonnes of green and recycled wood per year and will be required to meet the emission limits of the EU’s Large Combustion Plant Directive and Waste Incineration Directive. It will also be subject to review by the Environment Agency of the UK.

Fuel will come from a variety of sources, including specially grown energy crops, forestry logs, sawmill chips and recycled timber. The plant will supply 30 MW of electricity, enough to power around 30 000 homes.