Siemens to deliver steam turbine for UK's largest biomass project
Siemens has been awarded a major contract to design, manufacture and install a state-of-the-art SST 800 steam turbine for the largest biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant ever to be developed in the U.K. The new plant, utilizing Siemens technology enables Tullis Russell, the Fife-based paper manufacturer to meet its energy needs efficiently and in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way. Siemens received the order from Aker Solutions, a global provider of engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning services to the natural resources and energy markets. Aker Solutions is engaged as the EPC contractor to RWE npower renewables on this pioneering project. When fully operational, Siemens' turbine will be fired with 400,000 metric tons of harvested wood and waste and have an installed capacity of 50 megawatts.