Imtech And Tamar Energy Sign £14.5m AD Plant Contract

25-02-14(3)picImtech Water, Waste and Energy (Imtech) and Tamar Energy consolidated their emerging relationship by signing a £14.5m contract to build a 3MWe anaerobic digestion plant in Hertfordshire.   

Tamar Energy’s strategy is to develop a UK network of up to 40 plants over the next five years. Imtech was selected to deliver this project due to its track record of effective EPC delivery of renewable energy projects in the waste and water sectors.

The plant located in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire will convert 66,000 tpa of unavoidable food wastes to around 3 MWe of renewable electricity each year. This is enough to power 6,000 homes.

It will also produce 18,000 tpa of renewable fertiliser material, displacing requirements for non-renewable alternatives. The process includes depackaging of waste materials, sanitisation in compliance with the ABP regulations, biogas cleanup prior to CHP utilisation, across-plant odour control, and an innovative biological wastewater treatment plant, enabling the recycling of process water.

Bruno Speed, Imtech – “Each site will have different constraints, but we relish the opportunity to work with Tamar to provide the best possible AD solution for each individual project”

Bruno Speed, managing director at Imtech, said: “We are looking forward to the challenges that the forthcoming project will provide. We are also working with Tamar Energy on a number of other projects. Each site will have different constraints, but we relish the opportunity to work with Tamar to provide the best possible AD solution for each individual project.”

Tony Wilson, director of construction and operations at Tamar Energy, said: “We selected Imtech for their robust EPC delivery solution. Imtech has significant expertise in delivering complex projects in a cost-effective and innovative way. The ex-power station site is exceptionally complex, with numerous challenges, including a flood plain location, ecological considerations, high pressure gas main through the centre of the site, adjacent 400kVa high voltage overhead power lines, in ground power lines and an adjacent historic asbestos landfill.

“Using its experience of previous schemes, Imtech has already shown us how it will be able to deal with these complex issues and add value to this project and others, going forward”.

The two companies are in discussion regarding a number of other projects in Tamar Energy’s pipeline. Prior to signing the contract, Imtech has been supporting Tamar Energy in Hertfordshire throughout the planning application process and has brought its considerable experience and innovative approach to the project, enabling a fast-track development, which will see the site exporting electricity prior to the FiT’s review in March 2015.

Imtech will also support Tamar Energy throughout the plant commissioning process and plant optimisation activities.

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