Leeds city authorities have signed a £460 million waste management contract for the installation of a recycling and energy recovery facility.
Veolia Environmental Services will build the plant, which is believed to save the city (pictured) authorities around £200 million during the 25-year agreement.
It is also expected to generate around 11MW of electricity to power around 20,000 households and create 300 jobs.
Jerome Le Conte, CEO of the company said: “This remarkable facility reflects our strategic commitment to the UK market and our sustainable development approach that is reflected in the construction of new waste treatment and energy recovery plants delivering exceptional environmental performance.”
The firm is also planning to develop a plant which will supply heat to local users.