Port of Liverpool Biomass Handling Facility

Buttimer Engineering installed the conveyance system for a  new £100m biomass terminal for the Port of Liverpool which will see it handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year.

Buttimer Engineering is responsible for the installation of a bespoke handling system for Biomass handling, including conveyance systems between ship unloaders, storage silo’s and rail carriage loading systems. First shipments from the facility began in late 2015 with phase 2 currently underway

The wood pellets – to be shipped to Liverpool from North America – are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry and will provide the Selby-based power station with a new, sustainable low carbon fuel source.

In transitioning from coal to sustainable biomass Drax will reduce its CO2 footprint by some 12m tonnes per annum, the equivalent to removing 10% of the cars on the UK roads.

All of the wood pellets will be sent to Drax by rail from Liverpool to Selby ensuring there is no impact on the local road network.

The new biomass terminal, which includes a new rail loading facility and storage capacity for 100,000 tonnes.(taken from www.peelports.com)