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Hadfield Wood Recyclers wins biomass supply deal

Tilbury Green Power has appointed Hadfield Wood Recyclers to supply biomass fuel to a new power facility at Tilbury Docks.

Hadfield Wood Recyclers will supply more than 50,000 tonnes of wood per year at the biomass facility in Essex. This could increase to over 200,000 tonnes depending on the final fuel mix.

Tilbury Green Power (TGP), a subsidiary of Dutch firm Express Energy Holdings UK, has approval to use up to 650,000 tonnes of fuel per year at the facility, including SRF and biomass fuel from virgin and recovered wood.

Tilbury Green Power will be able to produce up to 60MW of electricity, enough to power around 100,000 homes.

Hadfield Wood Recyclers, which has been operating a wood processing site from the Port of Tilbury for two years, is currently relocating to a bigger site at the port. The move to the 3.8 acre site will enable Hadfield Wood Recyclers to expand its activities in the south of England.

Hadfield Wood Recyclers managing director Geoff Hadfield said: “We have established facilities at the site which we are in the process of expanding, so it makes perfect sense that we supply the recovered wood element of fuel for the boiler.”

TGP received planning permission for the power facility in 2009. It was originally tied to sourcing fuels from the East of England only, but has recently been granted an extension to source SRF and recovered wood from within 50 miles of the site, as well as the East of England.

The revised catchment area includes Greater London, which could provide significant quantities of the proposed fuel mix.

Hadfield Wood Recyclers has sites in Tilbury, Manchester and Teesside.

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