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300,000 tonne Energy from Waste Facility planned for Yorkshire.

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300,000 tonne Energy from Waste Facility planned for Yorkshire.

Gavin Nicholls

Wheelabrator Technologies a leading Energy from waste (EfW) operator and developer is to buy 19.5 acres of land in Leeds, a major redevelopment at a former power station, a site that has been vacant since the 1990 demolition.
The land adjacent to Junction 45 of the M1 in east Leeds, at Harworth Group’s Skelton Grange site has planning consent for a 300,000 tonne a year energy-from-waste facility, with a further planning application to increase the capacity to over 400,000 tonnes expected to be submitted later this year.
The project is a joint venture currently being developed by Wheelabrator Technologies with the support of Multifuel Energy (MEL), between Wheelabrator Technologies and SSE.
Heads of terms have been signed with Beauparc to act as the sole supplier to the facility, and financial close is targeted for mid-2020.
The MEL joint venture currently operates Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1), a 675,000 tonnes-per-year facility in West Yorkshire and is currently completing the construction of a second 675,000 tonne per year facility Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2), which is expected to reach commercial operations in Q4 2019.
“Acquiring nearly 20 acres at Skelton Grange to create another energy-from-waste site is another major milestone for Wheelabrator,” said Paul Green, vice president of business development for Wheelabrator.

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