• Marine Design Approach
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Welcome to the Southampton Biomass Power online consultation website

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 height
  • 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 employment opportunities
  • Every year the facility would contribute around £10m to the local economy
  • The project would help Southampton and the UK meet carbon reduction targets
  • The scheme would make the city a leader in renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint
  • Potential for providing a renewable energy community heat supply
  • 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 page.

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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.