Thai deal for Kirk

The Nelson-based Kirk Group has secured its first Anaerobic Digestion (AD) project in the Chumporn district, Southern Thailand.

Two sister companies, Biodome Asia and Biodome International, will work together to deliver the project, providing the client with the expertise and knowledge required to complete a state-of-the-art AD plant.

The plant will treat palm oil mill effluent (POME) produced from the milling of fresh fruit bunches, on average around 60 tonnes per hour, to produce renewable energy utilised to power the plant itself.

Kirk Group will design, supply and install two hybrid bolted digester tanks, both complete with the industry-leading Biodome Double Membrane Roof.

The project is set to commence in August 2013 and will take approximately one month to complete.

The company said: "Thailand has seen some very promising projects within the renewable energy sector with more than 200 biogas plants already in place. We are looking forward to completing our first project in the area, entering a new and exciting market." Biodome Asia’s recently completed the installation of a glass-fused-to-steel tank in Bintulu, Malaysia, added to its ever-increasing number of completed projects in the Asian market.