Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Sita finalises £727m South Tyne and Wear PFI

A £727m deal has been finalised between South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership and a Sita consortium to treat 190,000 tonnes of residual waste a year.

The signing of the 25-year deal comes seven months after Sita UK was announced preferred bidder for the contract. Its consortium partners are Lend Lease Infrastructure (EMEA) and I-Environment Investments. The waste management partnership comprises Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland City councils.

The contract will involve building an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Teesside, which already has planning permission and an environmental permit. Three associated transfer stations and a visitor and education centre will also be developed.

The partnership aims to increase recycling from 30% to 50% by 2020, and a new kerbside recycling scheme has been introduced across the partnership area.

Tony Alder, project director for the partnership, said: “The signing of this contract is a milestone for our ambitious waste plans. It will allow us to significantly reduce our reliance on landfill and provide our residents with a greener waste management service.”

The partnership was awarded £73.5m of PFI funding from Defra in July 2008 to go towards the development of a treatment solution for residual waste.

 

Picture:

Left: Simon Johnson, Commercial Manager, Lend Lease
Back: Tony Alder, Project Director, South Tyne and Wear Waste Partnership
Front: Amanda Padfield, Principal PPP Project Manager, SITA UK
Right: David Newman, Infrastructure Development Director, SITA UK

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.