Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal

Energy estuary delivers record breaking clean power

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Project Overview

Client Associated British Ports
Project Value £120m
Expertise Civil Engineering
Sector Energy
Timeline March 2013 - 2017
Location England - North
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Project summary

Positioning clean power at the heart of the economy, the Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal is the world’s largest dedicated biomass handling facility.

Award winning in its design and construction, the 11.5-acre site handles over six million tonnes per year, stores 200,000 tonnes of wood pellets and features eight silos with a total capacity of 336,000m3 – equivalent to 120 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Record breaking in its own right, the Terminal facilitated the world’s largest ever single shipment of biomass, almost 60,000 metric wood pellets, in July 2015.

The detail

Showcasing our technical excellence in full alignment with the UK government’s climate change commitments, this £120 million construction is delivering a lasting impact through Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal’s operational transition from coal to sustainable biomass.

A world-leading, 11.5-acre site, it has the capacity to import, store and the onward transfer of millions of tonnes of renewable fuels. Complex in both design and construction, the world’s largest dedicated biomass handling facility features eight 50-metre high, 36.5-metre in diameter, silos and two 655 tonne continuous ship unloaders with the ability to handle 2500 tonnes per hour.

It also includes a reclaim conveyor system of over two kilometres in length with the ability to manipulate 2000 tonnes per hour. A lorry loading facility on the reclaim system and a litany of mechanical and electrical control systems represent the nuances of this future-proof site, which has been creatively constructed to ensure the facilitation of organic growth and additional silos.

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"The company’s work on the Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal is now significantly contributing to ABP's key strategic objective of ‘Keeping Britain Trading'."

Ian Schofield, Group Head of Asset Management, ABP