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January 28, 2022

Cramlington Biomass Power Plant, UK

By Carmen

Cramlington Biomass Power Plant is a 27.7MW biopower project. It is located in England, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 27.7 27.7 Active England, the UK Cramlington Renewable Energy Development; Estover Energy


The project was developed by Cramlington Renewable Energy Development and Estover Energy. The project is currently owned by JLEN Environmental Assets Group with a stake of 100%.

The project generates 223GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 52,000 households, offsetting 56,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $214.195m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this combined heat and power (CHP) project to release the stored energy from the feed. Agricultural by-product and wood by-product are used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in March 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Statkraft under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Burmeister & Wain Energy and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor were selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Burmeister & Wain Energy supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 90TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 540°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 140bar.

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor is the O&M contractor for the project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2018, for a period of 12 years.

About Estover Energy

Estover Energy, Ltd. is a developer and operator of power and infrastructure projects from inception through financing.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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