Energy (“Helius”) today announced that it has signed an option to lease an
18 acre site located within Avonmouth Dock, on the Bristol Channel, for the
proposed construction of a 100MWe biomass power plant.
Helius will submit an application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act
1989 (“s.36”) for development of the project and will enter into a statutory
consultation process with relevant authorities and conservation bodies.
The option to lease is exercisable within 48 months, starting on 10 October,
for the construction and operation of the biomass facility together with an
option to lease an area for a construction compound, exercisable at Helius’
The exercise of the option to lease the site from First Corporate Shipping
Limited is subject to the securing of consent under s.36 and deemed planning
permission. The site benefits from quayside access and a commercial agreement
for port support from The Bristol Port Company.
John Seed, Managing Director, said:
"We are delighted to have secured this highly desirable site for a proposed
100MWe Biomass power plant following last month’s sale of our 65MWe
Stallingborough project. Helius Energy remains committed to becoming a leading
developer and operator of dedicated biomass power plants”