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Originally, the Margam project was a joint venture between Cardiff-based energy development company, Eco2 Limited and local company Western Logs Group. Eco2 has responsibility for the plant’s overall operations, and fuel supply management.
The main EPC contractor was the consortium of Babcock Wilcox VØlund a/s (BWV) and Interserve Construction Ltd. VØlund is part of the Babcock & Wilcox Group, and provided the process equipment whilst Interserve (Wales) undertook the civil engineering and building. BWV now has responsibility for the plant’s operations and maintenance.
The waste wood that fuels the Margam Green Energy Plant is supplied by Esken (formerly known as Stobart Group) on a long-term contract. The waste wood is sourced and supplied by Esken from across the country, and is transported by HGV (see FAQs section).