Eco2 – Biomass Wood to Waste Energy Facility



Construction of the £200 million Port Clarence biomass plant in Teesside is due for completion and entering into full commercial operations in 2018.

The construction of the plant is being carried out by Babcock Wilcox Volund and Lagan Construction for Eco2.

Waldeck were first involved when the project started in 2015, providing full mechanical and electrical building services design to enable the safe, efficient delivery of the energy plant.

Services included, but not limited to:

  • HVAC Systems to service the process and non-process areas
  • LV Distribution
  • Small Power & Containment
  • Internal lighting in process and non-process areas
  • Water services and drainage
  • Coordination of external services using Autodesk Revit
  • External fire hydrants and fire sprinkler tank
  • Process heat calculations to determine requirements for process area natural and mechanical ventilation requirements.

The Solution:

Waldeck used Autodesk Revit to coordinate the mechanical and electrical services, using the model to automate output schedules of the M&E Revit family equipment from the information contained within the model. The 3D equipment objects have the schedule information embedded within them, so that any changes to the model equipment will automatically update the schedules – avoiding human error.

Navisworks was vital in allowing adjustments to mitigate clashes at the design stage with other team members – preventing costly mistakes at build stage. Through inputting the M&E model into Navisworks, Waldeck enabled all parties to view the M&E services in line with the process equipment.

Andy Inkson, Project Lead, said: “This low carbon development is significantly important for helping the UK achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets and it is with great pleasure we have been able to provide our Low Carbon expertise to this project, while working collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure that the project exceeds our client’s expectations.”

The facility, when complete, will provide 40MW of renewable energy to the UK energy market through the combustion of waste wood.