Scotland: £127m waste to energy contract

The energy facility which is under construction will process waste from landfill.

Waste and recycling company and South Lanarkshire Council signed a £127m contract for a new waste to energy facility which is currently under construction. The waste will be diverted from landfills by sending residual post-recycling ‘black-bag’ to the plant.

The new facility will be processing approximately 80,000 tonnes of waste, out of which 95% will be diverted from landfill.

This new project will open many work opportunities such as handling and logistics roles, vehicle mechanic, and another forty professional, skilled and new entrant roles for both employment and supply chain.

The company’s commercial director, Paul Ringham said: “The partnership builds on a joint-legacy of investment in recycling innovation and will further drive sustainability through landfill diversion and generating renewable energy from what remains. We look forward to this next phase of our partnership.”

Mr Michael McGlynn, executive director of communities and enterprise, South Lanarkshire Council, said: “An assessment by the council’s external advisers of the commercial submission confirmed that the price bid is competitive given the duration and requirements of the contract.”

Source: Waste Management World

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