ESG, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, is today celebrating a new client in Lynemouth Power Limited (LPL), which, following their conversion from coal to biomass, will generate safe and sustainable energy.
The contract with LPL, which commences in mid-2017, will run for five years with an option to extend. Further to this, the agreement is of strategic significance to ESG as it builds on the company’s existing experience of offering sampling, preparation and testing for power stations that are converting to 100 per cent biomass power.
In fact, the range of services offered under the new scope will include; employing a contract operative on site for sample collection, as well as extensive analysis of samples at ESG’s accredited laboratories throughout the UK, in addition to cargo super-intendancy at relevant ports. The contract also offers the client the convenience of accessing their reports in real-time, through the company’s digital platform, ESGi.
For ESG’s operations director, Energy & Waste Services, Jim Clay, working with LPL was an obvious progression: “The energy industry has been changing over many years and we, in turn, have evolved our strategy, methodologies and outlook to keep up with our clients’ needs. We continue to be at the forefront of energy testing in the UK and represent the British Standards Institute on International Standard development for Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) and Solid Biofuels.
“Having worked with large clients to support their conversion to 100 per cent biomass, we are aiming to use all of our experience and expertise to make the transition as seamless as possible for Lynemouth Power Limited. For us, this is a huge opportunity as it allows us to strengthen our existing structure in the North East of England. For example, we will be assisting LPL with the development of a new automatic sampling system at Port of Tyne and recruiting in the local area.”
This win comes against the backdrop of the conversion of Lynemouth Power Station, which burnt coal for 43 years up until the end of 2015. The previously coal powered station was acquired by EP UK Investments Limited (a subsidiary of EPH) and the company is converting the power station to 100 per cent biomass.
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