Widnes 3MG Biomass is a 22MW biopower project. It is located in England, the UK. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 2017. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Esken and is currently owned by Mersey Bioenergy.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 35,000 households, offsetting 84,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this combined heat and power (CHP) 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

The project got commissioned in February 2017.

Contractors involved

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the biopower project.

Alstom was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 unit of Geared Reaction Turbine turbine with 23MW nameplate capacity.

Standardkessel Baumgarte Holding supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 81.7TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 468Degree Celsius. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 80bar.

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor is the O&M contractor for the project.

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About Esken

Esken Ltd (Esken), formerly, Stobart Group Ltd is an airport support services and renewable fuel manufacturing company. It operates across biomass energy, core aviation sectors services and airport logistics handling portfolio. The company owns and operates London Southend Airport and through its subsidiaries the Carlisle Lake District Airport. Esken also performs sourcing and processing of fuel to biomass plants through long-term contracts. The company’s infrastructure business holds non-controlling interest in aviation and logistics business. The company carries out other business activities such as management, development and realization of portfolio of property assets. Esken is headquartered in Warrington, the UK.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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