- Simec Atlantis Energy said it had issued a tender for early design work at its flagship 220MW waste-energy conversion project in Uskmouth, Wales.

The project involved converting the power station from one fired by coal to one fired by an end-of-waste energy pellet.

A front-end engineering and design contract had been issued to the market, with a final decision expected in the coming weeks, the company said.

Simec Atlantis Energy said it was targeting completion of the project in the fourth quarter of 2020.

'Successful milling trials have been conducted on the N+P Subcoal pellets using vertical spindle roller mills in Germany,' the company said.

'Subcoal pellets, which are made from a combination of biogenic waste and non-recyclable plastic, will replace coal-fired generation at SAE's Uskmouth facility in Wales.'

'The promising results of the milling trials will inform the final design of the combustion system, which will be retrofitted to the existing power station.'

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