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Templeborough Biomass Power Plant commences commercial operations

In the United Kingdom (UK), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S (CIP) has announced that the 42 MW Templeborough Biomass Power Plant successfully commenced commercial operations on February 28, 2019. Located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the plant produces renewable power with locally sourced waste wood as fuel and will operate under the Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) regime for power.

On February 28, 2019, the 42 MW Templeborough Biomass Power Plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK commenced commercial operations (photo courtesy CIP). 

On February 28, 2019, the 42 MW Templeborough Biomass Power Plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK commenced commercial operations (photo courtesy CIP).

Templeborough Biomass is fully owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure II (CI II), a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, a Danish infrastructure fund which specialises in the development of, and investment in, renewable energies. CI II has invested approximately GBP160 million (≈ EUR 186 million) equity in Templeborough Biomass, which has no third-party debt.

We are pleased to have achieved commercial operations, which is an important milestone. Construction was more challenging than expected however, we have always had a good cooperation with our EPC-contractors, advisors, authorities and the local community. They have all contributed to the successful completion of the project. We are delighted to see renewable power being generated based on locally sourced waste wood, and we look forward to continued good cooperation with our project partners and the local community in the operations phase, said Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, Senior Partner at CIP.

The EPC contractors are Babcock & Wilcox Vølund and Interserve Construction Ltd, and Babcock & Wilcox Vølund will continue as the operations and maintenance (O&M) contractor. The project has created the equivalent of more than 250 full-time jobs during the construction phase and 26 jobs will permanently be established on site to operate the plant for its lifetime of more than 20 years.

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