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Air Products Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility
TREMA secures order from Air Products to supply hot gas quenching and scrubbing systems.
Trema Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, located in Kemnath, Germany is pleased to announce that it has been selected as provider for the engineering, fabrication and construction of two gas cooling and cleaning lines, each with a capacity of more than 100.000 m³/h at the Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility in Northeast England.
The project will be executed in close cooperation with Air Products, Allentown, USA and Foster Wheeler UK, located in Reading.
Air Products is proposing to develop a 49MW power plant on Teesside. It will be located on industrial land, known as the Reclamation Pond site, adjacent to the North Tees Chemical Complex near Billingham. The proposed facility would use advanced gasification technology to provide renewable electricity for up to 50,000 homes in the North East. The project will create between 500 - 700 jobs during its construction and 50 permanent jobs once it enters commercial operation.
The proposed plant would divert non-recyclable waste (i.e. household, commercial and industrial waste left over after recycling) from landfill area for the production of renewable energy. Longer term, this plant would have the potential to generate a renewable source of hydrogen for commercial use, for example to fuel public transport.
The proposed facility has been granted planning approval from Stockton Borough Council and subject to financing of the project and securing an environmental permit from the Environment Agency, commercial operation is expected to start in 2014.
Following the granting of planning permission by Stockton Borough Council in August, Air Products has been moving forward with its plans to develop the Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility. Some preliminary site investigation works have recently started and these are expected to continue into January 2012. In addition, steady progress is being made with the scheme's environmental permit. Subject to final Board authorisations, AP is expecting additional work on site to begin in spring 2012.
Air Products is planning to use AlterNRG's Westinghouse gasification technology to convert pre-processed household and commercial waste into renewable power for up to 50,000 homes in the north east.
The process will also produce slag as a byproduct, which could be used to manufacture products such as floor tiles, insulation, landscaping blocks and road aggregate.
The Air Products facility will be one of the first advanced gasification plants of this size in the UK, using technology already used in other countries and proven as an efficient and environmentally friendly way of producing energy from waste.
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