Thermal Power Station Plant, Runcorn, Cheshire
OBR Construction UK has been awarded a £8m Civil Works Contract by John Sisk & Son Ltd UK who in turn are carrying out the works for Keppel Seghers UK, the project is a new Solid Recovered Fuel Thermal Power Station at Runcorn, Cheshire. Forming part of the Greater Manchester Waste PFI contract, the scheme has been commissioned by a Special Purpose Vehicle scheme led by Ineos Chlor, Viridor and Laing – The Thermal Power Station Company, to provide heat and power for Ineos ChlorVinyls’ adjacent site.OBR will begin work in August 2010 with an anticipated completion of the RC works by December 2011. Obor anticipate a workforce of around 150 men during the peak months of January and February 2011.
On completion, the Thermal Power Station will have a thermal input capacity of 174 MWth, burning Solid Recovered Fuel to generate and export 100 MW heat and power. This will be achieved through 375,000 tonnes per annum of Solid Recovered Fuel, delivered by both road and rail. This Solid Fuel Recovery scheme will not only find a use for waste that cannot be recycled, but help reduce energy and heat costs for a major employer and manufacturer in the North West.
The plant is scheduled to begin providing heat and power to INEOS at Runcorn Site by early 2013. The capacity of the Energy from Waste CHP plant upon full completion is expected to be 750,000 tonnes of SRF, which will generate around 100MW of electricity and heat – equivalent to around 20% of Runcorn Site’s total energy demand.