Interserve has signed a £146m contract to build a recycling and renewable energy centre in Glasgow.
Interserve has won the contract, with Viridor, to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction of the centre to recycle and treat Glasgow’s residual municipal waste for the city council. Viridor has signed a 25-year contract to design, build, finance and operate the centre.
The centre, which will be built on a council site in the south of the city, will include facilities for recycling and anaerobic digestion and waste treatment and gasification technology.
The centre will handle between 175,000 and 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and is designed to cut landfill by 90%. It will also be able to generate up to 15MW of electrical power.
Viridor hopes to secure planning permission early next 2013 and work is expected to start on site next summer with completion scheduled for early 2016.
Interserve chief executive Adrian Ringrose said: “From an environmental standpoint it’s vital that we find new ways of reducing the impact of the waste generated in our cities. This facility will make a real difference to Glasgow and the surrounding area and we are proud to be involved.
“It’s a major infrastructure project and we shall be enhancing its sustainability both through the integration of advanced waste-processing technologies and through the use of local businesses in the building of the facility.”