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SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies' joint venture proposes second multifuel plant

Consultation is being launched into a second multifuel power station at the Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station site in West Yorkshire.

Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) would have a generating capacity of up to 90MW. The work will be undertaken by Multifuel Energy Limited (MEL), which is a joint venture between Ferrybridge Power Station’s owners SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies.

The companies anticipate that FM2 will be similar in form and scale to the initial plant FM1, which is due to be operational by summer 2015.   

MEL’s managing director Mark McCarthy said: “The development of our first multifuel project at Ferrybridge is progressing very well and the level of interest from potential fuel suppliers has demonstrated that there is demand in the market for further waste derived generating facilities. It is for this reason that we are looking at a second multifuel project in this ideal location.”

Public exhibitions are due to be held in the local area over the coming weeks.

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