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Steelwork contractor chosen for Cheshire energy plant

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Caunton Engineering has been awarded the contract to fabricate, supply and erect structural steelwork for a new Bio Power facility being constructed by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC).

The gasification facility in Hooton Cheshire will be fuelled by locally-sourced waste, using up to 240,000t of refuse-derived fuel each year. The facility is expected to generate more than 200 GWh of electricity annually.

The steelwork needed for the project comprises over 800t and consists of framing for a boiler house, turbine hall, fuel storage depot, and a fuel unloading building, along with all associated secondary steel.

BWSC has been awarded a full turnkey build contract as well as a contract to operate and maintain the facility for 15 years.

The plant is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2021.

BWSC has previously built nine biomass-fuelled power facilities in the UK and Caunton Engineering supplied steelwork for six of these projects.

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