Welcome to the Southampton Biomass Power online consultation
Helius Energy is proposing to build and operate a 100MWe biomass
fuelled energy generating station within the Western Docks of the
Port of Southampton.
A further consultation on the revised siting, layout and
external design of the proposed scheme was completed on the
3rd August 2012.
Key features of the revised scheme
- The proposed scheme is now double the distance from the nearest
residents at 250 metres
- Views through the site retained
- The scheme has a lower profile, with many buildings reduced in
- The footprint of the facility is 2,000 square metres smaller
than the previous scheme
- Potential for a landmark building
- During construction more than 400 jobs would be created
- When complete, the facility would create at least 100 direct
and indirect local jobs
- Helius will provide an employment and skills training programme
in conjunction with Southampton City
- Council so that local people can take advantage of the
- Every year the facility would contribute around £10m to the
- The project would help Southampton and the UK meet carbon
- The scheme would make the city a leader in renewable energy and
reduce its carbon footprint
- Potential for providing a renewable energy community heat
- The plant will save up to 470,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per
annum from entering the atmosphere compared with the average for
electricity generated using fossil fuels in the European Union
Following the consideration of feedback received during the
further consultation, the Marine design approach has been
selected as the preferred design for the proposed scheme.
More detailed information about the revised Southampton Biomass
Power proposals can be found in the Non Technical Consultation
Document on the Downloads page.
For more information about the project, please go to the Project Description
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This website has been produced to aid the pre-application
community consultation process by providing information about the
proposed scheme. The website also provides access to relevant
documents relating to community consultation on the proposals.