The shipping line delivered equipment to be used as part of a 50-megawatt biomass plant in Albany, Ga. Constellation Energy, doing business as Albany Green Energy, will own and operate the $200 million facility.
The plant will provide 60 percent to 70 percent of the total energy needs for the Procter and Gamble facility in Albany, Ga., doubling the use of renewable energy currently used at the plant.
“P&G was interested in upgrading and expanding our existing biomass plant, but saw that such a large project would require partnership in order to move forward in a way that would be sustainable from both an environmental and business perspective,” said Len Sauers, P&G’s vice president of global sustainability. “P&G teams identified Constellation as a world-class partner and began working with their leadership.”
In addition to Procter and Gamble’s energy needs, the facility will generate electricity for Georgia Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement for 42 megawatts. The plant will use locally sourced scrap wood and mill waste as feedstock.
The project is expected to be completed in June 2017, creating up to 500 jobs during construction and an additional 50 to 70 permanent jobs at the plant for operation.
On the same call to the Port of Brunswick, Grieg Star delivered vegetable oil processing equipment for the ADM Oilseeds facility in Valdosta, Ga., where soy and cottonseed is crushed into oil for a variety of applications.
ADM produces the food ingredients, animal feeds and feed ingredients, biofuels and other products that manufacturers around the world use to provide wholesome food and a better life to millions of people around the globe.
ABOUT THE STAR LYGRA:
Marshall Islands flag, classed DNV+1A1
Vessel type: Open Hatch carrier
· Built: 2013 Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co.Ltd, Ulsan, Korea
· Class: DNV
· Flag: Norway
· LOA: 204,4 m
· Draft: 12,7
· Deadweight: 50 740
·Gross tonnage: 37 447
·Main Engine: Hyundai B&W 5S60ME-C8