GoFLo screens has been hired to design and install one of its self-cleaning water intake screen systems for the brand new Templeborough biomass plant, currently under construction at Templeborough, South Yorkshire.
The 41 MW biomass plant will supply approximately 78,000 homes with green power, saving roughly 150,000 tonnes CO2 per year.
The installation will comprise a single self-cleaning screen, located at the water intake for the cooling towers. Water will be screened prior to feeding high-powered pumps that will pump water to the biomass plants cooling towers.
This is the first time that a GoFlo self-cleaning screen has been installed for use at a power station, but this reflects its use as a product that can be utilised across a wide range of industrial, agricultural and energy sector applications.
The self-cleaning screen for use at Templeborough biomass plant measures 1 metre in width by 3.9 metres in length and will be positioned at a relatively steep angle of 60 degrees, The screen will work continuously, as the cooling towers will require a constant supply of cold / screened water. The screen specification is standard, including remote control and monitoring. The screen motor is an IP67 specification and is therefore designed to be fully submersible in the (unlikely) event of a flood.
The Templeborough biomass plant is already well under construction. The groundwork has begun in preparation for the installation of the screen later in the summer. Although the main contractor for the biomass plant is Interserve, GoFlo Screens itself will install the self-cleaning screen.
Further updates relating to this project will be posted here as the project develops.