Green utility company 2OC plans to build the innovative alternative fuel power plant at Beckon to generate 18Mw of electricity and 1Mw of heat to power Thames Water’s waste treatment plant at the site.
The fuel for the CHiP plant will come from from fats, oils and greases, which would otherwise be waste products.
Murphy will deliver the plant along with its strategic design partner Jacobs Engineering and is due to start site set-up in May.
Beckton will be the first of its kind with a further seven CHiP plants planned at different locations all designed to generate low carbon, sustainable energy through pressure reduction stations in partnerships with gas network operators.
Andrew Mercer, CEO of 2OC, said: “I am delighted that Murphy are going to build our first plant. This is a high profile and innovative project with a strict timeline for completion. I am confident that Murphy will do a great job for us and I know they can’t wait to get started.”
Paul Sephton, head of process at Murphy, said: “This is a complex and challenging project with stringent timescales and multifaceted interfaces. The integrated team is phasing the design and construction programmes together to achieve a solution in a short timeframe and a delivery within schedule and cost.”