Biomass 21 – Tansterne

Project Description

Solar 21 has constructed a 22MW biomass plant located in Tansterne near Hull (UK). The plant, on a 12-acre site, was energised in March 2017 and was commissioned in February 2018.

Hull has established itself as a hub for renewable energy in the UK. Siemens and Dong Energy are active in the area alongside Solar 21. Designed by HRS and built by Hull-based steel fabricators, CF Struthers, the plant was recognised for its advanced design and renewable credentials when it was awarded “Best Renewable Energy Project or Installation” at the 2017 Humber Renewable Awards.

The plant is designed to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year and will burn 150,000 tonnes of waste wood per year at full capacity. The waste wood is supplied by contractors in the local Hull area, wood that would otherwise go to landfill.

Project Status

The plant is now commissioned.  Final sign-off (G59 Certificate) was received by Northern Power Grid on 15th February 2018.

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