CDS Energy Services completes fabrication project for biomass facility at Lynemouth Power Station

CDS Energy Services, an experienced and highly-regarded oil, gas, petro-chemical and nuclear business has completed a complex fabrication project as part of a £25 million investment at Lynemouth Power Station at the Port of Tyne in South Shields.

The work was carried out to support a new automated biomass rail-loading facility, which will handle up to 1.8m tonnes of wood pellets annually to meet the requirements of Lynemouth Power Station.

The system will transport the wood pellets to three purpose-built silos, and then on to Lynemouth Power station via two separate conveying streams.

CDS Energy Services’ fabrication team performed the design, detailing and full fabrication of steelwork gantries and trestles which were used as part of the installation. The steel installations will be built upon by another contractor, Spencer Group, which is responsible for the construction of this standalone facility at the port.

Danny Laybourne, Director at CDS, said: “We’re very proud to have been selected to work on this important project which will play a major role in the UK’s renewable energy production.

“CDS is a keen supporter of renewable activities and aims to minimise its impact on the environment wherever possible. We have made significant investments in our facilities and machinery to help our environmental compliance targets.

“This project further outlines CDS’ strong position in the energy industry, demonstrating our capabilities to work on major transformation projects at ports and power stations. Our fabrication team has worked extremely hard to produce the essential steelworks that will help meet Lynemouth Power Station’s transportation needs.”

Lynemouth Power Station was acquired by leading European energy group Energetickỳ (EPH) in January 2016. EPH has since confirmed that plans to convert the power station to biomass were proceeding according to schedule.

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