A construction and support services firm has signed a £146million contract to build a recycling and renewable energy centre for Glasgow City Council.
Interserve will build the centre at the council’s own site, which will include facilities for recycling and anaerobic digestion and energy recovery by gasification.
The centre is expected to handle between 175,000 and 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and could prevent around 90% of waste going to landfill. The new plant will also generate up to 15MW of electrical power.
Adrian Ringrose, Interserve’s Chief Executive said: “It’s a major infrastructure project and we shall be enhancing its sustainability both through the integration of advanced waste-processing technologies and through the use of local businesses in the building of the facility.”
The project is expected to make a major contribution to Scotland’s ambitious Zero Waste Plan, which aims to have 70% of all waste recycled by 2025, with a maximum of 5% being sent to landfill.