20 March 2008
WYG, a consultant to the built, natural and social environment has been appointed by Abener, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abengoa Bioenergy to carry out detailed civil engineering design works for a new Bioethanol Plant at Stallingborough, Lincolnshire. The plant will be the largest of its kind in the UK. Abengoa are based in Spain and are one of Europe’s leaders in the field of renewable energy. The Stallingborough plant is one of a number of plants being constructed by Abengoa in northern Europe.
The new Bioethanol plant will be located on 31 hectares of land which lie adjacent to the A180 and the nearby South Humber Bank Power Station in North East, Lincolnshire. It is expected to come into production in 2010, and use around 1.1Mt of wheat to produce roughly 400,000 litres of bioethanol. The project, which was granted planning permission in late 2007 following an application by Abengoa Bioenergy prepared by WYG, will contribute towards the promotion of the UK fuel diversity policy by reducing the UK’s dependence on fossil fuels.
WYG has already supplied a comprehensive range of pre-planning services for the project, including highway design, environmental impact assessment, site investigation and civil and structural geotechnical design and co-ordination, from their Leeds, York, Nottingham, Newcastle and Leicester offices. WYG is delighted to continue its involvement in this, the detailed design phase of the project. The work will involve a wide range of disciplines from throughout the WYG company and will be managed and coordinated from the Nottingham office.
John Ottaway, Engineering Director comments:
“This is a landmark project not only for WYG but for the whole of the UK. WYG is committed to sustainability and biodiversity and through the development of a Bioethanol Plant we are able to contribute towards preserving the natural environment”.