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Sunderland energy firm lands £1.5million biogas plant contract

GAS PLANS: The plant which will be expanded with the support of Purac Puregas.

GAS PLANS: The plant which will be expanded with the support of Purac Puregas.

AN ENERGY firm has announced it has agreed the biggest contract in its history after signing a £1.5million deal.

Purac Puregas Limited, based in Sunderland’s Business Innovation Centre, has taken on an agreement to supply the Capure biogas upgrading plant.

The Wiltshire site will increase its production of raw biogas from the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste, so that it meets UK grid standards, producing enough power to heat about 3,500 homes.

Mark Storey, one of the four-strong team based on Wearside, said: “This will secure our jobs and we will see more taken on in the future.

“It’s a major step forward for us and it’s the biggest contract we have had so far.”

Water and Waste Services Ltd, which will design and build the expansion, said it took on Purac Puregas due to its “excellent track record”.

Purac Puregas, which operates 20 plants across Europe, is part of a Swedish company that has 15 years of experience, with its UK arm launched as the Government looked to encourage the production of renewable energy.

 

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