The company has also received a long term service agreement contract for boiler maintenance from MGT Teesside.

Under the agreement, Amec Foster Wheeler will offer operations and maintenance services for the site for a minimum term of five years.

Amec Foster Wheeler  Energia Group, Global Power Group, president Tomas Harju-Jeanty said: “We are very pleased to be a part of this state of the art renewable power plant which will be the world's largest new build dedicated biomass plant. 

“This is further recognition of Amec Foster Wheeler's leadership in CFB technologies for environmentally sound renewable generation.”

The contract scope includes design and supply of the 299 MWe (gross) unit of the baseload CFB power plant.

It will also comprise auxiliary equipment and onsite technical advisory services for construction and supervisory services for commissioning of the biomass plant.

Upon reaching its full 299-MW capacity in 2020, the boiler is expected to be the world's largest CFB boiler utilising only biomass as fuel.

The biomass power station will burn wood chip and pellet to produce electricity for the equivalent of 600,000 homes, 24 hours a day.

The station will help the UK in meeting its renewable energy target of 15% of all energy by 2020, apart from reducing about 1.2million tonnes of CO2 annually.

In August last year, MGT Teesside selected Abengoa and Japan-based Toshiba as preferred bidders, to construct the plant.