Windborne, Stockholm Innovation Park

Renewable Energy - Bioenergy

Industrial and Large Public Sector Bioenergy Projects 2006 – 2010

Windborne is involved in the creation and development of bioenergy projects throughout the UK for industrial and commercial clients. In this connection Windborne has over many years developed its partnership with ABB Engineering Services, based in Warrington and Billingham, and is involved in a number of exciting projects. These include:

  • Nottingham City NHS Hospital Trust – replacing 16 MWth coal-fired boilers with 2 x 8 MWth wood powder-fired boilers and in-feed system
  • Center Parcs Sherwood Holiday Village – provision of a new 5 MWth wood powder-fired boiler and district heating network
  • Elveden Estate and Farms – provision of a new 6,5 MWth fresh chip boiler with a dryer and ORC oil turbine generator to produce heat for a supply network and 1 MWel
  • Center Parcs Elveden Holiday Village – new district heating network for the main Village facilities

In addition, a close working relationship has been developed together with a number of major international corporations such as Toyota, Hanson Building Materials, Ibstock Brick, Rolls-Royce, Siemens Industrial Gas Turbines and Loughborough University.

In addition a large number of Feasibility Studies have been executed demonstrating the significant economic, environmental and operational benefits arising from a conversion from industrial processes founded on gas or oil to biomass and developing CHP systems to produce electricity on-site.

Windborne was engaged during 2009 by Renewable Energy Systems (RES), part of the Robert McAlpine Group, as expert advisor for the development of Short Rotation Forestry in the UK for their planned suite of 100 MW bioenergy power stations. Advice was also provided on the choice of combustion system and technical visits were organised to Igelsta near Stockholm to see the construction of a new 200 MWth/85 MWel CHP Plant.

Read article in Bioenergy International Magazine

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