Green light for £300m subsidy-free Teesside waste to energy facility

The Redcar Energy Centre, set for completion in 2025, is expected to divert between 350,000 and 450,000 tonnes of waste per year from UK landfill

Anaerobic digestion firm fined £19,000 for odour pollution

According to the Environment Agency, families from the nearby registered travelling community site left their homes for more than four weeks

Green light for £700m CCGT power plant in Middlesbrough

Sembcorp Utilities put forward proposals for a maximum generating capacity of up to 1,700MW

Hydrogen ‘could power Britain’s transition to a low carbon economy’

Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has set up the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hydrogen

Energy Minister reaffirms clean growth commitment in Tees Valley

Energy Minister Claire Perry reaffirmed the government’s commitment to clean growth during her visit to Tees Valley yesterday. She said the region has the potential to exploit opportunities from future growth industries such as carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), district heating and hydrogen. Ms Perry added the government’s commitment to regeneration and clean energy […]

Huge wind farm contract safeguards 200 Teesside jobs

DONG Energy has awarded a contract for 96 transition pieces for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. More than 50 of the pieces, which link the monopile foundation of offshore turbines with the towers, will be manufactured at Bladt Industries’ Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) facility in Haverton Hill, Teesside. The remaining transition pieces will […]

Big biomass plant to be built in Teesside

A 299MW biomass plant will be built in Teesside after it received its final investment decision last week. A partnership between Samsung C&T and Spanish firm Tecnicas Reunidas, has been appointed for the construction of the plant which will use combined heat and power (CHP). Last week, Macquiare announced it will invest £900 million in the plant […]

Huge Teesside renewable energy project shelved

Plans for a huge renewable energy plant in Teesside have been scrapped by Air Products. The US-based company said the Tees Valley energy from waste (EfW) project is no longer in its best interest as additional design and operational challenges would require “significant time and cost to rectify”. It also announced it is exiting the […]

EU approves UK aid for Teesside biomass plant

The European Commission has approved state aid for a biomass project to be built in north-east England. MGT Power’s Teesside combined heat and power (CHP) plant is expected to generate 299MW of electricity and reduce 32 million tons of carbon emissions over its 30-year lifetime. It is one of the eight projects awarded early contracts […]

Teesside energy facility snapped up

Two offshore wind suppliers have taken over the TAG Energy facility in Teesside, it has been announced. Germany’s EEW SPC and Bladt Industries from Denmark plan to invest up to £25 million to upgrade the facility into a manufacturing base for the offshore wind industry. Last month TAG announced it was seeking buyers for the […]