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January 5, 2022

Margam Green Energy Project, UK

By Carmen

Margam Green Energy Project is a 40MW biopower project. It is located in Wales, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 40 40 Active Wales, the UK Babcock & Wilcox Volund; Interserve Group

Description

The project was developed by Babcock & Wilcox Volund and Interserve Group. The project is currently owned by Glennmont Partners.

The project generates 2,600GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 75,000 households, offsetting 270,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $240.48m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Wood waste which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in June 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

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

Contractors Involved

Babcock & Wilcox Volund and Interserve Group were selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Babcock & Wilcox Beijing supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 35TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 500°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 80bar.

Babcock & Wilcox Volund is the O&M contractor for the project for a period of 15 years.

About Babcock & Wilcox Volund

Babcock & Wilcox Volund AS (B&W Volund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc, is a renewable energy company that provides equipment and technologies designed to convert waste and biomass into thermal energy. The company provides support and services such as maintenance, upgrades and optimization; assessments, spare parts services, and training and networking. It offers spare parts such as dynagate, volund combustion gate, biomass combustion gate, coal combustion gates, fuel feeding system, boiler system and ash and clinker handling system. The company has operations in Sweden and Denmark. B&W Volund is headquartered in Esbjerg, Denmark.

About Interserve Group

Interserve Group Ltd (Interserve) is a provider of construction and support services. The company’s service portfolio includes advisory, design, fit-out, civil engineering, construction management, equipment services, facilities management and frontline services for private and public sectors. It also offers outsourcing services, which include maintenance of buildings or estates, healthcare staffing, security, workplace management and training. The company serves various sectors such as aviation, central government, commercial, energy and utilities, health, highways, industrial, justice, leisure and marine. Interserve has an operational presence in North America, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The company is headquartered in Reading, Berkshire, the UK.

Methodology

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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