Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has been announced as the preferred bidder to treat 150,000 tonnes of residual waste in Lincolnshire.
Beating consortium Shanks Waste Solutions and Wheelabrator Technologies, WRG has been whittled down from a total of 10 bidders to design, build and operate a £145m energy from waste (EfW) facility for the county.
Project director Richard Belfield said: “Today’s landmark announcement means we will soon benefit from a first-class, low-cost facility to treat our non-recyclable waste more effectively while generating much-needed electricity.”
The facility will be located at North Hykeham, and is expected to be up and running by May 2013. It will generate electricity for up to 15,000 homes. There is also potential for the plant to provide heating for new local homes and businesses.
WRG director of projects John Plant commented: “We are fully committed to working with the people of Lincolnshire to ensure that the EfW plant will be a valuable community asset and educational facility.”