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 […]

Royal opening for Teesside’s rubbish energy facility

A plant that converts rubbish into energy at Billingham, Teesside has officially been opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent KG. He gave the royal thumbs up to the energy-from-waste facility, which was developed by a SITA-led consortium. They bagged a £727 million contract from the South Tyne & Wear Waste Management Partnership […]

UK manufacturer wins E.ON’s offshore contract

Energy supplier E.ON has awarded a contract to a British construction company to provide the foundation pieces for its offshore wind farm. TAG Energy Solutions will manufacture 16 monopolies and transition pieces, which form the base upon which the wind turbine stands, for E.ON’s £736 million Humber Gateway wind farm. The Teesside based company is […]

Go-ahead for turbine projects

Planning approval for windfarms in the UK continues apace, with the go-ahead being given for both on-and offshore facilities. A windfarm on land bordering Teesside and North Yorkshire will be built by Broadview Energy, an independent developer of onshore farms in the UK established in 2003. Five turbines between Hilton and Seamer are due to […]