Ridham Dock Biomass Power Plant – energy from non-recyclable timber

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 operations2015
FuelGrade A-C
Number of boilers1
Firing methodForward-acting reciprocal grate with ram loading
Storage capacityapprox. 5,000 Mg
Annual throughput172,200 Mg/a
Reported calorific value14,000 kJ/kg
Electricity production188,000 MWh/a
Plant Personnel16 employees
Material processing12 employees
Administration2 employees
MVV Environment Ridham Ltd.

Lord Nelson Road
Ridham Dock, Iwade
Sittingbourne, ME9 8FQ

+44 1795 342 150


Paul Carey
Managing Director of MVV Environment Ridham Ltd
Ridham Dock BM Power Plant

Our biomass power plants exclusively produce climate-friendly electricity, thus contributing towards sustainable environmental protection.