A local firm has played an important role in the construction of a new multi-million pound renewable energy plant which is set to produce enough energy to power thousands of homes.
Worksop Galvanizing has galvanized around 1300 tonnes of structural steel that construction contractor Caunton Engineering is using to create the framework for a new plant in Sleaford, Lincolnshire that will generate electricity by burning straw.
Paul Robinson, General Manager at Worksop Galvanizing, said: “We are delighted to have worked on this project, which truly demonstrates the concept of renewable energy. Not only is the plant set to significantly reduce carbon emissions, ash created from burning the straw will be recycled and turned into fertiliser for use on local farms. We are increasingly being called upon to work with customers on renewable energy projects and it is fantastic that firms are playing an active role in finding sustainable energy sources.”