RWE’s Tilbury Biomass Plant Restarts After Fire

Germany’s RWE said its biomass power plant at Tilbury resumed exporting electricity to the British energy grid last week for the first time since a fire ripped through the site in February. “Everyone on site has been working hard to get the station up and running following the fire in February and the first of […]

Germany’s RWE said its biomass power plant at Tilbury resumed exporting electricity to the British energy grid last week for the first time since a fire ripped through the site in February.

“Everyone on site has been working hard to get the station up and running following the fire in February and the first of the station’s three units has now been returned to service,” it said in a statement.

The two other units at the plant near London are not expected back until at least the end of July, it said, due to continuing refit work.

RWE said the fire, which broke out in a fuel storage facility containing some 4,000-6,000 tonnes of wood pellets, had no single cause.

It blamed a number of minor events that led to the blaze.

From Reuters: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/21/uk-tilbury-biomass-idUKBRE85K16Y20120621

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