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Tilbury Green Power and Hadfield Wood Recyclers in partnership

Hadfield Wood Recyclers has announced today (15 June) that it has entered into partnership with Tilbury Green Power to provide recovered wood to a new power facility located at Tilbury Docks in Essex. The fuel contract is expected to be signed at the end of 2012.

Tilbury Green Power Ltd (TGP) will be able to produce enough electricity to power around 100,000 homes after being granted approval to use up to 650,000 tonnes of fuel per year, including 50,000 tonnes of biomass wood chip provided by Hadfield Wood Recyclers.

The company will be moving to a bigger wood processing site at the Port of Tilbury to enable it to expand its activities in the south of England.

Geoff Hadfield, MD of Hadfield Wood Recyclers, said: “We are delighted to be working with TGP to supply biomass wood chip for this new project. We have established facilities at the site which we are in the process of expanding, so it makes perfect sense that we supply the recovered wood element of fuel for the boiler.”

Dirk van den Esschert, Director of TGP, said: “We are very pleased to have reached a long-term agreement for the supply of recovered wood and to be working alongside Hadfield. Hadfield have an excellent track record and history and their strong regional presence and reliability makes them an invaluable partner. This is a key step in the delivery of our project which we will be looking to advance in the forthcoming months.”

TGP received planning permission for the power facility in 2009 and was originally tied to sourcing fuels from the East of England only, but was granted permission to extend to solid recovered fuel (SRF) and recovered wood from within 50 miles of the site in January 2012.