The group behind the renewable EnergyPark in Peterborough has announced the completion of acquisition of the land ahead of construction starting next year.
Green Energy Parks’ (GEP) Malaysian partners KNM Group Berhad have now spent £25m on a 55-acre tract where the 80MW renewables project will be located.
The EnergyPark is claimed to be Europe’s most sustainable biomass-from-waste power station, using a mix of the technologies to divert of waste from landfill at below landfill cost at the same time as creating renewable energy and recycled products.
GEP MD Chris Williams said: “We have reached one more landmark step on the path to delivering this ground-breaking green power project for the UK.
“We are delighted to have completed the land acquisition with our partners KNM Group Berhad. We hope to begin the construction phase early next year and request parties interested in being part of the waste and biomass supply chain to make contact.”
Green Energy Parks’ subsidiary Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL), was granted planning permission for EnergyPark Peterborough from the Department of Energy and Climate Change in November 2009.