Norfolk County Council has recommended its preferred bidder for the construction and operation of its waste PFI contract.
Subject to approval by the council’s cabinet, the waste project board has recommended that a consortium consisting of Cory Environmental and Wheelabrator Technologies is the preferred bidder.
The plan submitted by Cory and Wheelabrator is to build a 260,000 tonne-a-year energy-from-waste (EfW) facility just south of Kings Lynn, which is expected to generate 20MW of electricity to power 36,000 homes.
A spokesman for the consortium said: “We are delighted to have reached this stage of the process. We are both committed to developing and delivering a modern, proven and safe facility which will help Norfolk deal with its leftover rubbish for many years to come as well as deliver a more sustainable system for waste disposal and better value for money for council taxpayers in Norfolk.
“We look forward to working with Norfolk County Council and communicating our proposals to the wider public prior to the submission of a planning application in the new year.”