This past summer has been full of interesting projects and one of them was one of the most notable large-scale projects coming up in the region.
The Tees Renewable Energy Plant is a new biomass energy plant on Teesside that is due to start construction before the end of the year. Landform Surveys is pleased that they were able to be part of the pre-build phase of the project.
The Teesside Renewable Energy Plant is a £650m project and will be one of the world’s largest new-build, biomass combined heat and power plant. The plant will create around 100 permanent full-time jobs, including port handling and offloading and support at least 600 construction jobs. Biomass produces electricity by burning wood chips and pellets, which will mainly be imported from the U.S.
It is expected that the plant, will be sending its first energy to the National Grid in 2020. This is part of on-going planning that will help to meet the UK’s legally binding renewable energy target of 15% of all energy consumed by 2020. Once operational, the plant will save 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere by displacing a mix of coal and natural gas from UK production. It will provide electricity to 600,000 homes across the country.
With site preparation work set to begin in the next few weeks and construction work expected to start by the end of 2016, Landform Surveys conducted a topographic survey of the site. We established site control points and worked on the positioning of site investigation locations. Eight separate sites were surveyed for different aspects of the scheme, with the survey completed on time to the satisfaction of the client.
It’s great to be have been able to contribute to a project that will create jobs in the local area and contribute to a decrease in CO2 emissions.