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Commissioning work: start of “steam blowing”

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The Margam Biomass Power Plant is entering the final stages of commissioning, and as part of this work, an operation known as ‘Steam Blowing’ will commence shortly.  Steam Blowing is an essential part of the renewable energy plant’s commissioning process that is necessary for the plant to enter commercial operation.

We envisage the Steam Blowing commencing during the second week of May for a period of approximately three weeks during which time the plant will, approximately two or three times per day, discharge plumes of water vapour/steam to the atmosphere. The discharge of this vapour/steam may be heard in the local area and may at times be visible over the top of the landscaping areas that surround our site.

We will endeavour to carry out each Steam Blowing between 7.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday but there may be occasions that the Steam Blowing will be required to take place outside of these times (where this is necessary, we shall look to minimise the extent of such instances).

Both Neath Port Talbot Borough Council and Natural Resources Wales have been notified that we shall be undertaking this vital work, which when completed shall bring the Margam Biomass plant into operation.

Residents and businesses in the near vicinity of the Plant have been informed of this phase of work.


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