Construction has started on Viridor’s £177m energy-from-waste facility in East Lothian.
The plant is being built by contractors Babcock & Wilcox Vølund and Interserve at Viridor’s Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in Dunbar. It is due for completion in 2017 when 55 full-time will be jobs created.
Once operational, it is expected to process 300,000 tonnes of residual waste a year to generate 30MW of base-load renewable energy directly, sufficient to power 39,000 homes and provide up to 10MW of heat for local use.
Viridor chief executive Ian McAulay said: “Viridor is at the forefront of helping Scotland achieve its internationally ambitious target to be a zero-waste nation.”