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BDR announces 3SE as preferred bidder for £750m PFI

The Barnsley Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) Partnership has appointed 3SE as preferred bidder in principle for its £750m residual waste PFI contract.

Preferred bidders Shanks Group and Scottish and Southern Energy, known collectively as 3SE plan to use three sites – the Grange Lane transfer station in Barnsley, Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire and Bolton Road in Rotherham, which is to be the site of a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility.

The MBT plant will reprocess 250,000 tonnes of residual waste into solid recovered fuel for use at Ferrybridge. An anaerobic digestion facility will also be used to produce sustainable energy and bio-compost. However, the scheme is still subject to planning permission.

Although final preferred bidder status has yet to be confirmed, the facilities will be open in 2015 if planning permission is granted.

Shanks Group Chief Executive Tom Drury said: “We are delighted that BDR has selected Shanks’ joint venture, as its preferred bidder for such a valuable and high profile PFI contract. This award recognises Shanks’ expertise in advanced and sustainable municipal waste processing technologies, together with SSE’s leadership in sustainable energy generation.”

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