Tamar Energy’s plans for a nationwide network of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants continues apace with the announcement today of its next wave of four plants in development. 2013 has been a critical year for the renewable energy company, with its vision of a nationwide AD network making its mark. With another four sites already in construction the company’s network of plants is firmly on track to become the largest in the UK.

Tamar Energy’s plans for its next wave of AD facilities are:

Bromley, Greater London

A 2 MW plant with a capacity of around 46,000 tonnes per annum is planned at this site, which was acquired with planning permission as part of Tamar Energy’s acquisition of the management and developments rights of some AD sites from the Countrystyle Group.

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Planning permission has been granted for a 3 MW plant which will process commercial and industrial food waste. Work will start in the coming weeks and the site will be operational in late 2014.

Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester

Tamar Energy plans to develop and operate a 2 MW site with a capacity of 45,000 tonnes per annum on part of the Fletcher Bank Quarry site, owned by Peel Environmental and Marshalls. A planning application was submitted by the landlords in August.

Wardley, Gateshead

A planning application has been submitted to develop a 3 MW plant with a capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year on the site of the former UK Coal Disposal Point at Wardley Colliery.

These sites are in various advanced stages of development and, should planning permission be granted where required, all four AD plants will be generating electricity by the end of 2014.

Tamar Energy’s ongoing network is being supported by the company’s current recruitment drive, as the company looks to expand its plant operations team for its first wave of sites. A number of roles including plant managers, maintenance engineers and operators at sites across the UK are being advertised and potential candidates can find more information at http://www.tamar-energy.com/careers

Alan Lovell, Chairman and Chief Executive, Tamar Energy says:

‘Today’s announcement of the plans for the next wave of facilities marks another milestone in Tamar Energy’s vision to develop a flexible, wide reaching AD network to create renewable energy from the cost-effective, sustainable treatment of organic waste.’

Meanwhile, work is continuing on the first four plants in its network, announced in June this year. The plants at Holbeach Hurn in Lincolnshire, Farleigh and Retford are expected to commence commissioning activities in October 2013, with two of the sites beginning to supply electricity to the national grid before the end of 2013. Recent work at the sites has included the construction of the reception buildings, hydrostatic testing of the tanks and pipe work being installed. In the coming weeks, the first plants will take delivery of the combined heat and power units and depackaging equipment. Additionally, the company’s site in Halstead, Essex is expected to begin commissioning in early 2014.


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