New £100m biomass terminal announced for the port of Liverpool
Graham Construction will build a new £100m biomass terminal in the Port of Liverpool.
The facility will process up to 3m tonnes of wood pellets a year, shipped from North America to Liverpool, to be used as biomass fuel in the newly-decarbonised Drax power station in North Yorkshire.
The new terminal is expected to generate 300 jobs in construction and across the supply chain, becoming fully operational in July 2016.
“This project builds on the experience we have gained from building similar facilities on the east coast of England", said Leo Martin, executive director at Graham. “We will be designing and building a state of the art plant which will employ industry-leading technologies to ensure that the facility can be safely operated and maintained”, he added.