The Brigg power station, which is expected to start operation in early 2016, will generate power for about 70,000 homes.

The plant, which will curb around 300,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, is expected to use locally sourced straw and burn wood to generate energy.

Alstom industrial steam turbines vice president Daniel Wahler said the company is working with BWSC again on a second UK project that highlights the cutting edge design of GRT technology.

"The biomass market requires a more efficient steam turbine that can offer more power to the network, and Alstom’s GRT is designed to achieve this making it particularly effective in a growing market," Wahler added.

Image: Alstom’s industrial steam turbine. Photo: Courtesy of Alstom.