E.ON has announced that it has signed a deal to finance, build and operate a “state-of-the-art” 75MW combined heat and power (CHP) facility at Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent. Announced on Friday 15 March, the deal with site owner DS Smith is for the facility to replace the existing CHP and to extend the partnership between E.ON and DS Smith for 20 years. E.ON said that the new plant has been “specifically designed to set the standards in efficiency, sustainability and reliability” and will enable a carbon reduction of 36,000 tonnes per year. It will contribute to DS Smith’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 30% by 2030. The twoyear construction of the plant is due to begin this year, with E.ON aiming for commission in 2021.