SGN wins £70m Thames Water biogas contract


Leading UK biomethane player SGN Commercial Services (SGN) could help the UK wastewater sector generate enough biogas to heat over 360,000 homes per year after it was awarded a position on an eight-year framework contract at Thames Water’s wastewater treatment facilities.

The contract, worth approximately £70m, will involve SGN taking care of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of biogas processing installations at the treatment facilities.

As the Government aim to meet its net zero emission targets by 2030, gas-to-grid technology is expected to overtake the commonly used combined heat and power (CHP) engines to generate power for anaerobic digestion facilities.

In preparation for CHIPs reaching the end of their lives and Renewal Obligation Certificates (ROC) subsidies declining, Thames Water is planning to increase gas-to-grid installations after completing its first project in 2010 at its Didcot facility.

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