14 February 2019 | Prithvi Pandya
RAF Marham, home to the UK's F-35 multi-role combat jets, has become the first military airbase in the UK to be powered by green energy.
Defence minister Tobias Ellwood visited the completed biogas plant that would provide sustainable energy to RAF Marham in Norfolk, and officially opened the new site on Amey's regional prime central contract.
Amey provided the safe system of work in accordance with JSP 375, for the project on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and provided local site knowledge and technical support to the future biogas delivery team, East Solutions.
The new biogas plant will provide annual financial savings of £290,000 over Grid-imported energy to the airbase. Additionally, carbon emissions will be reduced by 14,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, which contributes to the MoD's sustainable development strategy.
The plant increases power resilience at RAF Marham by providing multiple pathways to electrical resources.