National building services provider SES Engineering Services (SES) has significantly strengthened its major infrastructure portfolio after being appointed to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services on the Margam Green Energy Plant at Port Talbot in Wales.

The £5.3m project with Interserve Construction is for the design, installation, commissioning and handover of MEP services on the 40MW biomass power plant project, a scheme which represents a major boost for the UK’s commitment to meeting government renewable resource usage targets.

Construction of the £160m plant has already begun and, once completed, it will be capable of processing 250,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum, including contaminated wood, with no pre-treatment. It will also be able to process solid municipal waste converting this into a fuel source in the future.

SES Engineering Services are due to start work on the site in May 2016 and conclude in early 2017, ahead of the plant’s expected completion by the second quarter of 2017.

Margam Green Energy Plant is the latest addition to SES Engineering Services’ major green infrastructure project portfolio, which includes the ground-breaking biomass conversion of Drax Power Station in Selby, as well as MEP contracts on the Queensferry Crossing, a key element of Scotland’s largest infrastructure investment in a generation, the Polmadie Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre in Glasgow and the Greater Manchester Waste Project.