As reported by the British website Decentralized Energy, a new cogeneration plant in Winnigton, between Birmingham and Manchester will be inaugurated this week in the presence of British government officials.
The new plant will supply power to the Tata Chemicals Europe plant, a salt, sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate producer, part of the Brunner Mond Group.
This means that 12 MW of electricity will be produced, about 100 000 MWh per year, on average, thanks to 45% support from the British government and two years’ work.
The turbine recovers high pressure steam from boilers dedicated to heat recovery and reduces the pressure and temperature of this steam so that it can be reused in the plant. The whole while producing electricity.
According to Tata Chemicals Europe, nearly 71,000 tonnes of CO2 per year will be saved thanks to this new plant.
British government officials will be present at Wimmington, Cheshire in England next week for the launch of a £5.5m combined heat and power plant at the Tata Chemicals Europe facility.
Tata Chemicals Europe facility
The turbine will generate 12MW of electricity on an ongoing basis, equivalent to more than 100,000 MWhrs in a typical year.
The project has been backed by a 45 per cent grant from the Government (amounting to £2.47m), and has taken two years to complete.
The turbine takes high pressure steam from heat recovery boilers and reduces its pressure and temperature for use in Tata’s chemical plants, and in doing so produces electricity.
The company said generating this electricity means this volume of electricity doesn’t have to be generated elsewhere on the grid—saving 71,000 tonnes of CO2 in the UK.