The Sandwich, Kent biomass CHP supplies heat and electricity to Discovery Park, one of Europe's leading science and technology parks. The plants fuel is predominantly sourced 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 was commissioned 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