PROJECT LOCATION & DESIGN
How was the site chosen?
The site's location in the Port of Liverpool enables the biomass power station to contribute to, and to benefit from, the strong and growing renewable energy industry that already exists in the North West.
The site is adjacent to a deep water berth and benefits from rail access at Seaforth Docks thus offering access by sea, rail and road. In addition, the Manchester Ship Canal offers exciting opportunities to bring fuel to the site by water borne transport. What's more, the ability to work in close co-operation with the experienced and dynamic team at the Port attracted us to this site.
The power station is located in the bulk materials handling heart of the Port. The development will consist of a group of fuel storage buildings that will be up to 25m high. These may look like many other buildings at the port and will avoid the need for open storage of material. The tallest building will be the boiler house, which is expected to be around 60-70m high.
The tallest overall structure will be the chimney (stack), which will be designed in accordance with environmental standards. The height will be determined in consultation with the Environment Agency as part of the planning and permitting process and is likely to be between 90-110m to ensure that air quality standards are not breached.
We are at an early stage of the development process and will be working on the design through a number of environmental, engineering and architectural studies. Ways to optimise the overall plant layout and to reduce the visual impact of the power station will be explored during this work. We propose to consult widely on the design of the facility as we develop the project.