FCC Environment has shown off its new Greatmoor energy from waste (EfW) facility in Buckinghamshire with chief executive Paul Taylor describing the facility as “an important step forward” for the business.
The facility was designed and built by Hitachi Zosen Inova with construction starting in September 2013. The site is now fully operational with a fulltime workforce of 46.
It can treat up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste each year and will generate 22MW of electricity as part of a 30-year contract with Buckinghamshire County Council.
Aylesbury Vale District Council and some household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will deliver waste to the facility, with three districts councils in the south of the county (South Bucks, Chiltern and Wycombe), and the remaining HWRCs, using a waste transfer station near High Wycombe.
Taylor said: “Greatmoor marks an important step forward for FCC Environment as the business continues to develop, focusing on its customers’ requirements for extracting value, in the form of energy, from the waste left over after recycling has taken place. Greatmoor EfW represents an integrated service that the county can be proud of.”
The official opening ceremony, pictured, was performed by Buckinghamshire councillors Warren Whyte and Val Letheren and Taylor, right.
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