£223m energy recovery plant in Wales complete

Construction of a £223 million energy-from-waste facility in Wales has been completed. Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Trident Park in Cardiff is expected to process 350,000 tonnes of rubbish […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Construction of a £223 million energy-from-waste facility in Wales has been completed.

Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Trident Park in Cardiff is expected to process 350,000 tonnes of rubbish every year.

It is exporting 30MW of electricity to the grid, enough to power around 50,000 households, the company said.

The plant is said to be operating 35% above the required energy efficiency threshold, which is awaiting approval from authorities.

Alan Cumming, Capital Projects and Engineering Director at Viridor said “This is a state-of-the-art, facility delivered with sophisticated engineering and smart technology. The project has provided employment, training and wider economic and community benefits and will now provide an essential service and jobs for those working on the Plant and supporting it during its 25-year life.”