Western Wood Biomass Plant is a 16MW 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 November 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 16 16 Active Wales, the UK Aalborg Energie Technik; Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor


The project was developed by Aalborg Energie Technik and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor. The project is currently owned by Western Bio-Energy.

The project generates 110GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 31,000 households, offsetting 47,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $119.212m.

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 November 2008.

Contractors Involved

Mitsui E&S Holdings was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 unit of AET-M-1050 turbine.

Aalborg Energie Technik supplied steam boiler for the project. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 512°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 92bar.

About Aalborg Energie Technik

Aalborg Energie Technik AS (AET) is an engineering and contracting company that supplies biomass fired boiler plants, power plants, and cogeneration or combined heat and power plants. The company’s products include biomass boilers, biomass cogeneration plants, combustion systems, fuel handling systems, steam turbine generator and condenser, feed water and flue gas cleaning systems, and PLC control and SCADA systems. Its services comprise emission reduction, plant improvements, rebuild and upgrades, efficiency optimization, operation and maintenance, inspection and reporting, and others. AET carries out operation and maintenance, consultancy work, overhaul and maintenance activities, and assists in the optimisation of the operating conditions for existing plants. The company caters to energy sectors. AET is headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark.

About Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC), a subsidiary of MESCO Denmark A/S, is an engineering, procuring and contracting company that develops, builds, owns and operates engine-based, and boiler-based power plants. The company also develops, operates and undertakes contracts for medium to large-scale power plants. BWSC handles projects for conventional fossil-fueled power plants, renewable and waste-to-energy technologies. It undertakes project development, plant design, construction, rehabilitation, operation and maintenance, and financing activities. The major activities include provision of tailored power plants, provision of power plant generation services, and investments in power plants. The company also develops Independent Power Producer projects. BWSC is headquartered in Allerod, Denmark.


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