Recycling firm Plevin will build a £5m waste wood facility in South Yorkshire to produce biomass fuel for energy firm E.on.
The family run company has announced it will build the plant, which it claimed will be the UK’s largest waste wood recycling centre, at a 50 acre site at Hazlehead.
The site will be able to process up to 150,000 tonnes per year, mainly for E.on’s biomass-fired facility at Blackburn Meadows near Sheffield.
Plevin secured the contract with E.on in November 2011 and will start supplying the waste wood when the E.on facility is operational in the middle of next year.
Managing director of Plevin, Jamie Plevin (pictured), said the new plant, which scheduled to open next Spring, would bring the company’s total waste wood processing capacity to 350,000 tonnes per year.
He said: “As well as helping us expand our operations by giving us further capacity for new contracts, Hazlehead will also help us to offer increased processing volumes to existing customers.
“The project will allow us to have an open gate policy for contracted suppliers on all grades of waste wood. Once completed, we will be able to offer guaranteed recycling of a large volume of high and low grade waste wood.”
Plevin has recruited business development manager Andrew McFadzean to oversee the sourcing of waste wood for all Plevin sites.
The recycler already has five waste wood plants in the UK.