Kemsley 2 is a modern Fluidised Bed Combustion (FBC) plant situated at the DS Smith Paper Ltd Paper Mill site located at Kemsley near Sittingbourne, Kent.
The FBC is fuelled by around 120 thousand tonnes of paper waste by products per annum, arising from the Kemsley Paper Mill installation and produces around 29MW of useful process steam.
The £17.5 million combustion plant is fuelled by around 120 thousand tonnes of paper waste by-products per annum, arising from the Kemsley Paper Mills and produces around 29MW of useful process steam.
The facility, which is owned and operated by E.ON UK CHP, is fully integrated with the existing gas-fired combined heat and power plant which has been supplying the paper mills with electricity and steam since 1995.
The plant, which became operational in late 2003, provides the paper mills with a sustainable disposal facility for their waste. The mills had previously discarded their waste materials through a combination of land-spreading and land-filling. Therefore, this provides environmental benefits both in terms of reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill and the transport movements associated with this activity.
Lurgi UK completed the construction of the plant in around 29 months. Operationally, the plant is staffed by a small team on a continuous 24-hour basis.