Partnership of MITIE Group, O-Gen UK and Una Group expects to start up £16M, 26,000-MWh biomass CHP plant in Plymouth, U.K., this October, launches energy services company, is negotiating waste wood contracts

LOS ANGELES , February 1, 2012 () – A new partnership of three British companies that is behind a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant being built in Plymouth, England, expect the £16-million (US$25.3 million) project to be completed this October, reported the Energy Business Review on Feb. 1.

The plant’s expected startup is on time and the partnership has formed a new company called O-Gen Plymtrek to study ways to supply energy from the plant to local business.

The three partners include technology company O-Gen UK Ltd., local property company the Una Group and MITIE Group PLC, an asset management firm, according to the companies’ websites.

Contracts to supply waste wood to the plant are still being negotiated, a spokesperson for MITIE told, the Energy Business Review reported.

The plant will annually generate about 26,000 megawatt hours of electricity, in addition to heat, using 40,000 tonnes per year of waste wood.

Technology for the operation is being provided by O-Gen UK, and the plant will be operated and maintained by MITIE’s Asset Management business.

The project won a £525,000 grant from the South West Regional Development Agency and has secured debt financing from Close Bank, reported the Energy Business Review.

The primary source of this article is Energy Business Review, London, England, on Feb. 1, 2012.

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