Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant is a biomass-fired power plant in eastern England, which primarily will be fired with locally produced straw, and will have a capacity of 44.2 MW. The production will be equivalent to the energy consumption of 82,000 households and will result in a yearly CO2 reduction of 300,000 tons. The Snetterton plant is based on Danish energy technology, and the main part of the power plant is a boiler from the Danish company Burmeister & Wain Energy (BWE).
The project will employ approximately 250 under the construction, and once finished up to 36 permanent jobs, plus a further 50 jobs in fuel transportation.
The Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant has been developed by the leading British renewable energy company Eco2 and built by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) and PensionDanmark. Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson was hired as subcontractor by Rambøll Denmark.
Our role in the project was to carry through the complete steel design of the power plant buildings (more than 1000 t. main steel) as well as the structural design of the steam turbine foundation. The design of the turbine foundation included a complete vibration analysis to verify that the dynamic loads originating from the mechanical equipment (steam turbine, gearbox and the generator) does not exceed the limits set forward by the equipment manufacturer.
The structural design was carried out in the first half of 2015 and the project is scheduled for commissioning by Spring 2017.
The finished plant
Photo credit: BWSC, Roofdec & Rambøll