Shanks has bid for contracts in Bradford, Leeds and a Barnsley/Doncaster/Rotherham consortium, which have between them received £208.1 million in PFI credits.
Shanks and SSE have progressed through the initial stages on all three projects and hope to secure the deal, which would involve it providing solid recovered fuel from MBT plants for a combined heat and power facility developed by SSE. The duration of the contracts may be as long as 25 years.
In a statement announcing the link-up with SSE, Shanks said: The tie up between the two companies would provide a complete solution for the regions residual household waste, enabling the local authorities to optimise levels of recycling and recovery while minimising the amount of waste destined for landfill.
Furthermore, the flexibility of the technical solution for the locally produced fuel would ensure a robust long term offering which can respond to technological changes.