Norway’s Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract to provide design, maintenance and construction and commissioning for a biomass power plant project in Scotland.

The £115m deal, awarded by RWE, is for a new 50MW Biomass renewable energy plant at the Tullis Russell Papermakers plant near Fife in Scotland.

Aker said the scope includes all major plant items excluding the fluidized bed boiler and flue gas system, which will be provided by Metso Power.

The plant will be the largest of its kind in Scotland, and will reduce papermaker Tullis Russell’s annual carbon emissions by 250,000 tons.

Work is scheduled to commence in February 2010, with commissioning completed in March 2013.