Snetterton Biomass Power Plant is a 44.2MW 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 April 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 44.2 44.2 Active England, the UK Eco2; Iceni Energy


The project was developed by Eco2 and Iceni Energy. The project is currently owned by Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust with a stake of 100%.

The project generates 350GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 82,000 households, offsetting 30,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $240m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this 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 April 2017.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Engie Supply Holding UK under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years from 2017. The contracted capacity is 350GWh.

Contractors Involved

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor and PensionDanmark were selected to render EPC 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 50MW nameplate capacity.

Burmeister & Wain Energy supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 173TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 540°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 120bar.

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor is the O&M contractor for the project for a period of 15 years.

About Eco2

Eco2 Ltd (Eco2) is an energy company that develops, finances and operates renewable energy projects throughout the UK and Europe. The company generates electricity from wind energy farms. It operates projects on biomass energy, tidal energy, wind energy, and landfill gas. Eco2’s projects include Bogenlea Wind Turbine, Dummuie Wind Farm, Mains of Hatton Wind Farm, Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant, Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm, Margam Green Energy Plant, Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, Brigg Renewable Energy Plant, and others. The company has operations in the UK, Spain and Romania. Eco2 is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, the UK.


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