Sita UK has announced a partnership with industrial utilities and services supplier Sembcorp UK to develop an energy recovery facility (ERF) in Teeside.
The facility, which will be known as ‘Wilton 11’ and built on the Wilton International site, is expected to generate around 35MW of electricity from a feedstock of around 400,000 tonnes of non-hazardous residual office and household waste.
As well as producing enough power to heat around 55,000 households the plant will also make steam and heat available to other companies on the Wilton International Site.
It is expected that the development will create around 50 permanent new jobs and a further 150-200 jobs in the construction of the facility.
Sembcorp UK vice president for business development John Bone said: “This move builds on our earlier move into renewable energy via out successful biomass power plant.”
The firms are also discussing the possibility of taking the majority of the office and household waste to the site by rail from a small number of local authorities outside of the Teeside area.
Sita UK head of infrastructure developments Andy Stokes said: “We wish to build on established expertise together with the excellent local workforce and infrastructure to offer solutions for a limited number of other UK areas.”
The plant will be owned jointly by both companies and work is expected to begin in 2012 following a public consultation, with the hope that it will be fully operational by 2015.