The largest ORC biomass unit in UK to be installed in Sheffield

Turboden is to supply a 6.5 MW power only unit for the largest ORC biomass power plant in Sheffield, which will be built by Kantor Energy.

The plant will be built on a brownfield site in Holbrook Industrial Estate and Turboden’s unit will generate more than 6.5 MW of electricity, utilizing around 55,000 tonnes of waste timber wood from demolition sites as carbon neutral fuel. 

The Sheffield facility will also supply renewable heat to the local district heating network, which will warm over 6,700 houses and commercial properties in the area. 

Veolia Energy Services Ltd has been awarded the long-term operation and maintenance contract on behalf of Equitix, who along with the UK Green Investment Bank have invested £30m in the project.

Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, specializing in local government, transport and energy issues