Orthios’ consented 299MWe biomass power station at Holyhead was granted a Lawful Development Certificate by Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn (Isle of Anglesey County Council) in August 2016, following a 9-month process of detailed architectural design and engineering process specification.
Working with major equipment suppliers, Orthios developed an innovative modular solution for thermal power generation which is fuelled by biomass derived from forestry residues or agricultural by-products.
Following the 2017 Contract for Difference (CfD) round, Orthios suspended development on this project. Until such a time as the UK energy programs stabilise, and there is a clear path forward for biomass technologies within supported regimes, the biomass driven energy project will be on hold. However, Orthios is evaluating other feedstock options that may allow recommencement and implementation of the power generating centre.