A contract to build a new £210 million waste to energy plant at Grangemouth in Scotland has been awarded to a Clugston-CNIM joint venture.
The scheme, which will be the 12th to be jointly delivered by the Anglo-French team of construction firm Clugston and waste to energy technology firm CNIM, is for a consortium which consists of Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group (GIG) and Covanta Energy.
When complete in 2021 the Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC) is expected to process around 216,000 tonnes of waste, the equivalent of around 20% of Scotland’s total landfilled household waste, into energy, producing 79 GWh of green electricity and 81 GWh of heat in the form of steam each year.
EGEC will become a source of green, low-cost energy for businesses located in the area such as chemical manufacturer and site service provider CalaChem, which has entered into a long-term energy supply agreement for the offtake of electricity and steam produced by the facility.
Under the arrangement Clugston will provide all the building and civil engineering services to support and encapsulate the specialist process engineering plant designed and installed by Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranee (CNIM).
The facility is expected to make a significant contribution to supporting Scotland’s biodegradable municipal waste landfill ban, which is due to come into effect from January 2021.
Construction of the main facility is due to start in Spring 2019 and it is expected to be operational by late 2021. A ‘meet the buyer’ event is being organised for later in March to promote local supply chain opportunities.
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