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Clugston's French connection targets biomass

3 Oct 13 Clugston Construction is extending its long-standing relationship with French process engineer CNIM (Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée) for biomass facilities across the UK.

Clugston Construction marketing director Paul Gouland
Clugston Construction marketing director Paul Gouland

The two companies have already worked together on a number of energy projects. They are currently building five waste-to-energy plants in the UK as well as the 25MWe biomass facility at Ridham Dock in Kent.

They have agreed to identify and develop further biomass projects together.

The plant at Ridham Dock is designed to generate 188 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year by burning 164,000 tonnes of woodchip waste. This is estimated to be enough energy to power 60,000 households.

Clugston Construction marketing director Paul Gouland said:  “Limiting environmental impact is high on our agenda and we are very excited to be working with our long standing partner on new biomass opportunities. Together with CNIM we have the opportunity and the resources to help deliver sustainable heat and electricity across the UK.”

CNIM biomass project director Bernard Bourée added: “Biomass is one of the most abundant sources of renewable energy and we have over 50 years’ experience in biomass projects around the world. Biomass treatment provides an effective answer to the concerns of various economic stakeholders around the world with regard to sustainable development.”

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