Powering the Discovery Park science and technology park
The Sandwich, Kent biomass CHP will supply heat and electricity to Discovery Park, one of Europe's leading science and technology parks. The plant will source its fuel predominantly from traditionally managed coppiced woodlands, stimulating the local forestry industry and improving traditionally managed forests.
The project was financed in August 2016 by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and BWSC with over £150m of finance. The project is due to commission in Q1 2018.
- Low cost carbon electricity and steam for Discovery Park tenants
- Up to 27MWe power and 11MWth steam offtake.
- Enough to power 40,000 homes
- Abundant local fuel - 430,000 acres of unmanaged woodland in South East England