The Fuel Silo system is composed of 16 independent fuel silos that can be used to either store woodchips or wood pellets. Silos are top loaded through a system of conveyor belts and unloaded from the bottom.
The Main Stack, discharges cleaned flue gases to the atmosphere, and a continuous emission monitoring system ensures compliance with environmental regulations at all times.
The Fabric Filter system ensures the removal of solid particulates and sorbent additives from the gas stream by filtration through fabric media. It also assists in the absorption of acid gases and heavy metals to ensure plant emissions are compliant with all environmental regulations.
The Air Cooled Condenser system directly condenses exhaust steam from the steam without water consumption. The forced draft A-frame design passes steam downward through heat exchanger tubes while the fans force ambient air upward over the surface of the tubes. Condensate is then fed into a condensate tank.
The steam turbine receives superheated steam from the boiler which is used to turn the blades in the steam turbine. The shaft connected to the blades in the turbine is connected to a large electrical generator, which is where the electricity is produced. The electricity then passes through a transformer reducing the voltage to 275kV. This voltage then leaves the power station via the underground cables to the National Electricity Grid at East Lackenby sub-station.
This Construction Laydown Area is central to the main equipment area of the site where assembly of the power plant structures and equipment is conducted. Large cranes also occupy this space to lift equipment and materials into place. The water treatment plant receives potable or drinking water from Northumbrian Water via a newly constructed pipe to the site. Here the minerals and salts are removed from the water, which is required for the boiler to create superheated steam. Normal drinking water would not work in the boiler.
The Boiler houses the “heart” of the plant. The enclosure ensures a safe working environment in and around the Boiler and the enclosure ensure safety from the elements.
The control room and associated electrical building is where the power plant operations are controlled and managed. Operations personnel control the amount of steam that needs to be produced, which in turn creates electricity to meet the demands of the National Electricity Grid. This is done using highly complex Digital Control System, which is connected to instrumentation and equipment on the power plant. This is required to ensure the safe control and regulation of the power plant.
The Fuel Conveyor system provides transport for the fuel from corresponding receiving points, to the screening house, to the storage facilities, and from storage facilities to boiler day silos.
The Continuous Ship Unloader system uses a screw mechanism to provide for the unloading of wood pellets from the holds of cargo ships berthed at the quay. The CSU essentially feeds fuel to the Teesside plant
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