Project team pleased with construction start
At the moment, the paper manufacturers are still receiving their energy from a 60-year-old coal-fired power station. However, because of its age and high carbon emissions, continued operation will be impossible for both environmental and economic reasons. The new biomass plant will run on wood residues and green wood from sustainable forestry, allowing carbon reductions of approx. 250,000 metric tonnes per year compared with the current solution. As this biomass project is of immense economic significance and is very much in line with climate policy goals, it will receive approx. nine million euros of sponsorship money from the Scottish government.
RWE Innogy’s two main contractors in the construction of this facility at Markinch are Metso (Finland) and Aker Solutions (Norway). The technology group Metso will be delivering and installing the boiler system and the flue gas cleaning system for the power plant. The remaining plant construction will be handled by the engineering and construction company Aker Solutions.