Denmark’s DONG Energy has announced plans for a multimillion-pound biomass power station on the East Yorkshire coast in the UK.

The plant, near Queen Elizabeth Dock in east Hull, is designed to supply enough power for 500,000 homes, DONG Energy said.

The power station, which will use waste wood to generate up to 300MW of electricity, will be built on an 80,000m² (861,000ft²) site on the estate, which is owned by Associated British Ports (ABP).

ABP and DONG are also working on plans for a new £100m shipping berth next to the power station, which would handle imported biomass fuel for the plant.