Lockheed Martin and CoGen partner to develop energy-from-waste plant in UK

11 October 2016 (Last Updated October 11th, 2016 18:30)

Lockheed Martin has signed a teaming agreement with UK-based CoGen to build energy-from-waste projects in the UK.

Lockheed Martin has signed a teaming agreement with UK-based CoGen to build energy-from-waste projects in the UK.

As part of the agreement, a new plant will be opened in Cardiff, Wales. Construction will begin in 2018 and it is expected to be operational by 2020.

The Cardiff plant will have the capacity to process nearly 150,000t of waste per year to produce 15MW of energy, which is sufficient to power nearly 15,000 homes and businesses in the local area.

In addition, CoGen will serve as the owner and developer of the Cardiff project and Lockheed Martin will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and construction of the plant.

"This project will make a substantial contribution to Cardiff and will further showcase how bioenergy technologies can help reduce waste, decrease pollution, and generate clean, renewable energy."

Lockheed Martin's energy vice-president Frank Armijo said: “This project will make a substantial contribution to Cardiff and will further showcase how bioenergy technologies can help reduce waste, decrease pollution, and generate clean, renewable energy.

“We're excited to team with CoGen, and we're looking forward to other projects where we can help businesses, manufacturers, and UK municipal and regional governments address their critical waste and energy challenges.”

The Cardiff facility will be equipped with Concord Blue's Reformer technology, which will convert waste to energy through advanced gasification process. This technology is capable of converting nearly any kind of organic waste into clean and sustainable energy.


Image: Lockheed Martin and CoGen to construct Energy-from-Waste plant in Wales. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Lockheed Martin.