Environmentally-friendly energy from waste timber and non-recyclable timber
At Ridham Dock, in the county of Kent in south-east England, we have invested in a state-of-the-art, high-efficiency biomass combined heat and power plant. This plant generates both electricity and potentially usable heating energy. Construction work on the CHP plant began in February 2013 and operations were launched in 2015.
The power plant at Ridham Dock incinerates around 172,000 tonnes of waste and non-recyclable timber a year and feeds almost 188 million kilowatt hours of electricity into the national grid. The plant’s net electricity capacity amounts to around 23 megawatts.
The plant will be fuelled by waste timber and non-recyclable timber, as well as by processed and contaminated timber, such as plywood, chipboard, old furniture and construction site timber. This material from within the region in south-east of England was previously incinerated elsewhere, with a large share also being exported.
Facts and figures at a glance
|Launch of operations||2015|
|Number of boilers||1|
|Firing method||Forward-acting reciprocal grate with ram loading|
|Storage capacity||approx. 5,000 Mg|
|Annual throughput||172,200 Mg/a|
|Reported calorific value||14,000 kJ/kg|
|Electricity production||188,000 MWh/a|
|Plant Personnel||16 employees|
|Material processing||12 employees|