Neath Port Talbot Councillors visit Margam Green Energy

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Councillors from Neath Port Talbot Council yesterday visited Margam Green Energy Plant to see how construction work was progressing and meet members of the Margam project team.  Construction work has been going on for 12 months and work will continue through to next year when the plant is set to enter operation.

The Margam project team hosted Councillors Rob Jones (ward member for Margam and Chairman of the Council’s planning committee), John Rogers (ward member for Taibach, Cabinet Member for Social  Care, Health & Housing) and  Anthony Taylor (ward member for Taibach, Cabinet Member for Economic Development & Property Services).  The Councillors were joined by Council officers.


Construction Update

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

With construction nearing its first anniversary, the project has become more visible within the local area, with the main boiler house being the tallest part of the overall scheme – 40m high. Work is progressing well, and we are on schedule for a start of commercial operations during 2017.

Construction work commenced on site in February 2015 and over the past 12 months, we have undertaken groundworks, levelled the site, undertook piling, built the foundations for the various plant buildings and constructed the necessary access roads (the Peripheral Distributer Road (PDR) at Harbour Way, together with the link to Western Bioenergy’s access road).


Groups in Margam urged to apply to new community fund

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Community groups in the ward of Margam are set to benefit from an annual community fund of £17,500 for the 20 year lifetime of a new wood fired power station that is under construction on land adjacent to Harbour Way in Margam.

The Margam Community Benefit Fund has been established by Margam Green Energy Limited, which is owned by Glennmont Partners, a UK-based clean energy investor with interests in renewable energy projects elsewhere in the UK and across Europe.


Glennmont completes purchase of 40MW Biomass project

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Glennmont Partners has completed the purchase of the Margam Green Energy Project from ECO2 Ltd. and Western Logs Group on behalf of its dedicated clean energy fund, Glennmont Clean Energy Fund Europe II in a £160m deal.

The Margam Green Energy Project will see a new biomass power generation plant built in Port Talbot, Wales, providing 40 MW of renewable energy to the Welsh and UK Energy market.