Clugston Construction and CNIM sign JV to target biomass

Paul Gouland, marketing director Clugston Construction.
Paul Gouland, marketing director Clugston Construction.

Clugston Construction, one of the UK’s leading privately owned construction companies and part of the Clugston Group, has announced plans to extend its   long standing relationship with process technology company CNIM (Constructions industrielles de la Méditerranée)  to identify and develop biomass facilities across the UK.

The two companies have already worked together on a number of energy and sustainability projects in the past and are currently building five waste to energy plants in the UK as well as the 25 MWe biomass facility at Ridham Dock, in Kent.

The plant at Ridham Dock will streamline the intake of around 164,000 tonnes of woodchip waste per annum, which will generate 188 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year – enough to cover the electricity consumption of 60,000 households.

Paul Gouland, marketing director Clugston Construction commented:  “Limiting environmental impact is high on our agenda and we are very excited to be working with our long standing partner on new biomass opportunities. Together with CNIM we have the opportunity and the resources to help deliver sustainable heat and electricity across the UK.”

Bernard Bourée biomass project director CNIM– “Biomass is one of the most abundant sources of renewable energy and we have over 50 years experience in biomass projects around the world. Biomass treatment provides an effective answer to the concerns of various economic stakeholders around the world with regard to sustainable development”.

About CNIM

CNIM Group designs, develops and produces turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content, and offers expertise, services and operating solutions in the fields of environment, energy, defence and industry. For each of its activities, the Group strives for technological excellence by mastering all the technologies and high-level industrial resources it implements and by being able to launch innovative products owing to the creativity of its teams. CNIM is one of the leader in the construction of waste to energy and biomass plant. The CNIM Group is a medium-sized company, operating in 15 countries. With its 3,000 employees, the Group’s 2012 turnover amounted to €722M. For further information about CNIM visit

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