Warrington, UK based waste gasification specialist, Energos, has been awarded a £65 million contract to supply its advanced thermal conversion waste to energy technology to a £145million integrated waste management centre in Derby.
The company explained that the contract, awarded by main contractor Interserve Construction, follows the agreement of funding terms for the overall project by Resource Recovery Solutions (Derbyshire).
Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS) is a joint venture between waste and recycling firm, Shanks Group and Berkshire based infrastructure construction and management firm, Interserve Group.
According to Energos, with funding in place construction will now start on the 27 year PPP project being carried out on behalf of Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils.
The company said that its advanced conversion technology (ACT) forms an integral part of the Derby and Derbyshire New Waste Treatment Facility, which includes a new mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility.
The gasification technology will recover energy from up to 140,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel (RDF) - produced by RRS from municipal residual, non-hazardous waste. It is expected to generate 11.05 MW of electricity.
The entire facility is expected to divert up to 98% of residual household waste from landfill, and to be completed by April 2017.
“Recycling is the backbone of any waste management strategy and the Derbyshire ACT will only handle the leftover, residual waste that cannot be recycled,” explained Nick Dawber, managing director of Energos.
According to Energos approximately 250 people will be recruited to work on construction of the new development, and a further 34 permanent positions created.
“This solution will responsibly deal with local waste, while providing economic certainty and savings for the Councils at a time of unprecedented budget cuts,” added Dawber.
The company also said that it is the first UK company to be awarded double Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs), and noted that it has delivered eight such facilities across Norway, Germany and the UK, accumulating more than 650,000 hours of operation over 15 years.
The technology supplier is currently also constructing two waste to energy gasification facilities in Glasgow and Milton Keynes, and said that it has a number of other projects which are at an advanced stage of development. Plans in the pipeline include three in-house build-own-operate projects at planning consented sites in Knowsley, Irvine and Lisburn.
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