Spencer Group wins major Port of Tyne contract

Spencer Group wins major Port of Tyne contract

Hull’s Spencer Group has won a significant contract to design and build wood pellet facilities at the Port of Tyne.

Lynemouth Power Ltd, which operates Lynemouth Power Station on the Northumberland coast, has awarded them a contract for the design and construction of a facility for the handling, storage and rail-loading of wood pellets at the port.

Up to 200 construction jobs will be created at the specialist engineering business as a result of the contract, and work on the project has now begun.

The new facilities will handle up to 1.8m tonnes annually of wood pellets, offering the capability to meet the full requirements of Lynemouth Power Station.

The Spencer project also includes construction of a control room, workshops, stores and welfare facilities, creating a standalone facility at the port.

Spencer Group is a privately-owned multi-disciplinary engineering business, with substantial renewable energy activities. The company has carved out an industry-leading reputation for biomass facilities, including being the first UK contractor to have successfully constructed and commissioned renewable fuels handling facilities at both ports and power stations.

Spencer founder and executive chairman Charlie Spencer OBE said: “This is the largest single contract Spencer Group has secured in the materials handling and storage sector and is great news for everyone within the business.

“It validates our long-term strategic focus on major infrastructure projects in the renewable energy field and recognises our industry-leading capability in the safe, reliable and efficient movement, storage and loading of biomass materials.

“We are proud to be contributing once again to a significant project supporting the UK’s transition to a secure and sustainable low-carbon economy.”