Teesside Renewable Energy Plant
Client: BWV
Main Contractor: BWV / Lagan
Sector: Power Generation
Steel: 2,500 te
Completed: 2016 – 2019
Location: Teesside
Scope: Structural Steelwork

Connection Design
Site Installation

Keywords: Roof Trusses
Open Grid Flooring
Chequer Plate
Kingspan Cladding
Steel Doors

Project Background

Located in a coastal environment at Port Clarence, on the north site of the River Tees, the plant was designed to accept 100 percent waste wood fuel and to supply heat to the adjacent Koppers site.

Our extensive scope of supply and installation included all primary and secondary steelwork to form the following structures: 

Boiler House support structure: open structure, including galleries and air ducts, with approximate footprint of 1,072 square metres;

Boiler House secondary frame: fully clad, 40 metres high;

Turbine Hall: fully clad, 21 metres high with approximate footprint of 500 square metres;

Workshop: fully clad, 12 metres high with approximate footprint of 530 square metres;

Fuel Store: fully clad, 22.5 metres high with approximate footprint of 1,712 square metres;

Flue Gas Treatment (FGT) Stack: fully clad, 23.5 metres high. 

Supply and Fabrication

Fabrication of the primary boiler structure required cruciform columns, plate girders, and gallery platforms, all fabricated and managed by our in-house project team. The primary boiler frame design utilised European section sizes, and weld procedure 136.

Other areas of interest across the project include two prefabricated trusses in the Workshop building, 15.5 metres long by 2.5 metre deep and each weighing in excess of 15 tonnes. The Fuel Store comprised of thirty Category C columns, weighing up to 8 tonnes each, to support a portal frame spanning 27 metres and Category C runway beams.

Our project team coordinated the deliveries for all steelwork to be hot dip galvanised at our subcontractor’s facility.

We also supplied and installed all of the ancillary items required to form the structures, which included over 1,080 square metres of Kingspan MD80 metal decking, more than 2,000 square metres of open grid flooring, 600 square metres of durbar plate flooring, more than 4,250 linear metres of handrail, and 860 open grid stair treads.