Steven’s Croft Biomass CHP Plant is a 44 MWe plant fueled with virgin and waste wood. The original project scope included the development of the CHP Plant, including the development of the plant, the planning and permit applications, and the procurement of an EPC Contractor. Following construction, we have supported the design, procurement and delivery of the infrastructure to transfer of heat from the biomass plant to wood kilns used by a facility some 2.2 km away.

Our key role in supporting E.ON included;

  • the development of the EPC contract schedules, technical specification and tender documents for the supply of the biomass CHP plant, and;
  • the development of the technical solution to deliver heat from biomass plant to wood kilns.

Technical support included;

  • determination of heat extraction methods;
  • district heating pipe size and route optimisation;
  • method of delivery of energy to end user;
  • preparation of detailed technical specifications and tender documentation;
  • tender appraisal;
  • design reviews and HAZOP of proposals;
  • technical support during the construction and commissioning phases.

At 44MWe, Steven’s Croft is Scotland’s biggest operational biomass facility, generating enough renewable electricity each year to power the equivalent of 70,000 homes and displace 140,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year.