Multifuel Energy Ltd. (MEL) is constructing a new £300 million multifuel plant on land owned by SSE at Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station near Knottingley in West Yorkshire. This project is called Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1).
FM1 will be capable of generating around 68MW of low carbon electricity using a range of fuel sources, including waste-derived fuels from various sources of municipal sold waste, commercial and industrial waste and waste wood. The plant will take fuels from across Yorkshire and the wider region.
FM1 will work in a similar manner to the existing coal fired power station on the site. Fuel is burned under controlled conditions to raise high temperature steam which is then used to generate electricity. Some of the steam will be used for heating purposes within the multifuel plant itself.
The main contractor for the construction of FM1 is Hitachi Zosen Inova. Further information on HZI can be found at their website HERE
Construction of FM1 began in 2012, and the plant is expected to be fully commercially operational during 2015.
For the latest updates on the progress of the construction project, please see the news pages of this website
Photo: Roger D Smith October 2014