Commissioning phase finally completed at biomass plant

Markinch biomass plant
Markinch biomass plant

Commissioning work at the new £200 million biomass plant in Markinch has finally now been completed, following a number of delays.

Plant operators RWE Innogy say the last issues surrounding commissioning have been rectified allowing the facility to proceed as planned.

A spokesman for RWE Innogy told the Gazette: “The construction of RWE Innogy UK’s Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at Markinch is complete and it is now producing power and steam for use at Tullis Russell Papermakers whilst also exporting power to the local network.

“From time to time the plant will be shut down temporarily for maintenance purposes and notice of such planned events will be publicised through local media ahead of any shut down and subsequent restart.”

The news was welcomed by Markinch Community Council when it met last week.

RWE will invite the public into view the plant and are also expecting a high-ranking ministerial visit when the plant formally opens, both events are scheduled to take place next month.