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His Royal Highness the Duke of York officially opens the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant

by Interserve Press Office | Jul 02, 2019
His Royal Highness the Duke of York officially opens the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant

His Royal Highness The Duke of York officially opened the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant last week after it was handed over by Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment services group, and its joint venture partner in March this year.

The power plant, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, first generated electricity to the national grid at the end of last summer, exporting more than 41MW of green electricity - enough to supply 78,000 homes (around half the population of Rotherham) and save more than 150,000 tons of CO2 every year.

The plant generates clean, green energy using waste wood as a fuel.

Templeborough Biomass Power Plant Ltd. was established to develop, construct and maintain the plant and is managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a Danish fund management company which specialises in offering tailor-made investments in contracted long-term energy infrastructure assets.

The power plant was built by a consortium of Interserve Construction Ltd. and Babcock & Wilcox Vølund from Denmark.

CIP has through its fund Copenhagen Infrastructure II (CI II) invested £160m in building the Templeborough plant.

Senior Partner of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Christina Grumstrup Sørensen, said: “We are very proud to formally inaugurate our plant and to have His Royal Highness The Duke of York visit made the day extra special. We were delighted to discuss with him the benefits of renewable energy in the fight against climate change.”

Managing Director of CI Biomass, Tim Forrest said: “It has been a pleasure to celebrate the day with the project partners and reflect on the great work that has brought us to this point. We are now looking forward to many successful years of working with the local community here in Rotherham and generating clean, green energy for homes across South Yorkshire.”

Leader of Rotherham Council Cllr Chris Read said: “We are delighted to have such a significant project open and generating renewable energy in our community. The benefits will bring the introduction of new, high tech, long term employment, recognising the immense skill base of our local people. Our region has so much to offer and we are delighted that the visit of His Royal Highness The Duke of York brought international recognition to our project.”

Chris Tyerman, Director for Infrastructure at Interserve, said: "We are delighted that His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited Templeborough to commemorate the plant's official opening. We are proud of the work Interserve has done as part of the construction partnership which has built and commissioned the biomass facility, and that the plant is now generating green energy for the people of Rotherham."

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Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 68,000 people worldwide.

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