Widnes 3MG Biomass is a 22MW 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 February 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 22 22 Active England, the UK Esken


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 project cost is $172.486m.

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 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 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.

About Esken

Esken Ltd (Esken), formerly, Stobart Group Ltd is an infrastructure and support services company. It operates across biomass energy, railway maintenance, and aviation sectors besides maintaining investments in national property and logistics portfolio. The company owns and operates London Southend Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport. Esken also performs sourcing and processing of fuel to biomass plants through long-term contracts. Esken provides rail network maintenance, repair and improvement. The company’s infrastructure business holds non-controlling interest in aviation and logistics business. The company carries out distribution and warehousing requirements of majority of the UK’s businesses with its trailers and warehousing capabilities. Esken is headquartered in Warrington, the UK.


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