Our 26MW Energy from Waste plant is being built at Melton, near Hull in the UK. Located next to our Biogas Project 2 plant, it will burn 250,000 tonnes of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) which is derived from black bin waste after the organic and recyclable materials are removed. With planning permission secured on the four acre site, we are in the process of finalising the plant’s design. Our civil engineering contractor Ashcourt began site works in April.
The site is optimally located next to Transwaste, the largest waste recycling company in East Yorkshire. Transwaste has a license to handle up to 750,000 tonnes of waste per annum. They will provide a steady supply of feedstock (RDF) to the plant. The plant will have two revenue streams: energy sales and gate fees for RDF taken in from the adjacent waste processing plant.
Fichtner Consulting Engineers has been engaged to conduct a review of the proposed design to ensure that the plant is future proofed in relation to the current and projected future UK waste profile. As part of this review process, informal consultations were conducted with a number of tier 1 and tier 2 EPC contractors for their feedback on the design. Fichtner is advising on the process to select the primary contractor.
We have also engaged legal firm Pinsent Masons, led by their highly experienced Energy Partner in Leeds, on the contracting strategy and construction contracts. The Ashcourt Group, which previously worked on Solar 21’s biomass and biogas plants, is the preferred civil engineering contractor.