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About Lynemouth Power

Lynemouth power station was a coal fired power station located in Northumberland. Lynemouth has operated as a coal fired station since 1972. The plant was originally supplying power for the local Alcan steel smelter plant.


The power station was bought in 2016 by EP UK Investments and the coal-fired plant is being converted into a bio

mass-fuelled power plant in order to reduce the CO2 emissions, and thus support the UK government’s climate change targets.

Upon completion of the conversion, the biomass power station is expected to produce approximately 2.3TWh of low-carbon electricity that will be sufficient for roughly 700,000 homes. It is expected to supply up to 390MW of electricity to the national grid.

The conversion of the power plant from Coal to Biomass is expected to be completed by early-2018.


Wood Pellet Supply

The Lynemouth biomass power plant is estimated to consume approximately 1.4 million tonne (Mt) of wooden pellets a year.
The pellets will be imported primarily from the US and Canada and shipped to the UK by sea. They will be received at the new biomass im