AmeyCespa and a WRG/FCC consortium have been shortlisted for a contract to design, build and operate a residual waste treatment facility in Milton Keynes.
The two teams will submit final proposals in the summer for the facility to deal with Milton Keynes Council’s black sack waste.
A preferred bidder will be selected in September, and the facility is expected to be operational in April 2016.
The contract will run for an operational period of between 10 and 15 years.
Both shortlisted companies have proposed solutions that comply with the council’s ‘no mass burn’ policy.
MK Council head of waste Andy Hudson said: “Both bidders have a wealth of experience to draw upon, both here in the UK and in Europe, to develop an excellent solution to meet the needs of Milton Keynes.”
The facillity will be built on a site already owned by the council at Dickens Road, Old Wolverton.