Markinch Biomass Power Plant is a 55MW biopower project. It is located in Scotland, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 55 55 Active Scotland, the UK Jacobs Engineering Group; RWE Generation UK


The project was developed by Jacobs Engineering Group and RWE Generation UK. The project is currently owned by RWE Generation UK with a stake of 100%.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 56,000 households, offsetting 250,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $319.98m.

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.

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The project got commissioned in February 2014.

Contractors Involved

Siemens was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The project consists of 1 steam turbine.

Valmet supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 216TPH.

About Jacobs Engineering Group

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (Jacobs) is a technical professional services provider. The company offers a wide range of technical, professional, construction services, and scientific and specialty consulting to commercial, industrial, and governmental clients. Its technology and consulting services include cybersecurity, data analytics, enterprise and mission IT, software application development, systems integration, data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, and software development. Its project delivery services include construction services for wind-tunnel, design-build for water and construction management. Jacobs serves industrial, commercial and government clients. The company operates across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Jacobs is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the US.

About RWE Generation UK

RWE Generation UK Plc (RWE Generation UK) is engaged in firm and flexible thermal gas-fired generation related activities that produces electricity and renewable power for its users. The company is headquartered in Swindon, the UK.


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