The Siemens scope of supply for the power plant encompasses a SST-800 steam turbine-generator. In addition to design, engineering and production, Siemens will also install the turbine-generator.

As the EPC contractor, Aker will design and build the power plant adjacent to the Tullis Russell paper mill in Scotland under contract to the RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy.

Following the start of commercial operation scheduled for late 2012, the power plant with a capacity of 50MW will provide a low-carbon supply of power and process steam to the paper mill.

Markus Tacke, CEO of Industrial Power Business Unit at Siemens Energy, said: “The project highlights Siemens leadership in developing ecofriendly power generation solutions, as well as our field-proven high efficiency turbine technology.”

The biomass-fired power plant will eventually be fired with a range of harvested wood and wood waste totaling approximately 400,000 tons per year, Siemens said.