U.K. biomass facility for end of 2014
May 6, 2013
By The Grimsby Telegraph
May 6, 2013, U.K. - Contracts have been awarded and millions invested for the building of the Grimsby River Terminal, a large-scale biomass-handling terminal in Immingham, England.
The 11.5-acre facility will be a fully automated
bulk-handling terminal and will be able to store up to 100,000 tonnes of wood
pellets, with four storage silos having a total capacity of 168,000 cubic
metres – equivalent to more than 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Graham Construction, the company responsible for the build-out
of the terminal, is delivering the port facilities for the estimated three
million tonnes of pelletized wood that will cross the Atlantic next year. An
investment of $117 million was made to ensure that
Drax, the region's giant power station, has the fuel it requires as it shifts
from a coal-dominated feedstock to a 50/50 balance with the renewable
Almost $550 million is being spent to secure supplies
from the U.S., and again spent in the U.K. to ensure that the transition is as smooth
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