40MW straw-fired biomass plant goes live in Lincolnshire

The 40MW Brigg Renewable Energy Plant 40MW straw-fired biomass plant has officially opened in Lincolnshire, making it the largest dedicated straw fired biomass plant in the UK.

The plant is owned by BWSC North Lincs Ltd (BNLL), a joint venture between PensionDanmark, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The £162m investment is based on biomass energy technology supplied by BWSC under an engineering, procurement, and construction contract. BWSC is responsible for operation and maintenance of the plant under a 15-year operation and maintenance agreement.

Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive, PensionDanmark, said: “We are very pleased with the good cooperation with CIP and BWSC. With the joint venture, we have found a model that provides PensionDanmark with a stable return with limited risks. At the same time, we are helping to increase Danish energy technology exports. We therefore see strong potential in these types of partnerships”.

Anders Heine Jensen, chief executive of BWSC, said: “We have worked closely with the North Lincolnshire Council and many other statutory agencies, and it is the joint effort of all parties involved in the project which have resulted in the project being delivered ahead of time and within budget. I would also like to thank all local residents especially in Scawby and Scawby Brook for their support during the construction phase, and we look forward to continuing the good relationship with them through the operational phase”.

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