Glennmont Partners has started commercial operations at its Margam Green Energy Plant near Port Talbot in south Wales.
The £160m biomass energy plant directly employs 25 people and is fuelled by waste wood that will generate power for up to 75,000 homes.
A consortium of Babcock and Wilcox Volund and Interserve Construction developed and built Margam and has now formally handed the project over to Glennmont Partners.
Construction started in 2016, employing over 400 people a peak times.
Babcock and Wilcox Volund and Interserve worked in partnership with a large number of sub-contractors from Wales and other parts of the UK and continental Europe.
The construction management of the power station was led by the Cardiff energy company Eco2.
Babcock and Wilcox has operational and maintenance responsibility for the power plant while Eco2 now has management responsibility for Margam’s commercial operation as well as responsibility for Margam’s waste wood fuel logistics.
Glennmont partner Peter Dickson said: “Glennmont has appreciated the hard work of everyone to complete Margam’s construction: the efforts of B&W, Interserve, Eco2 and in particular the commitment shown by so many individual workers on site.”
Glennmont starts Welsh bio operations