Royal opening for Teesside’s rubbish energy facility

A plant that converts rubbish into energy at Billingham, Teesside has officially been opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent KG. He gave the royal thumbs up to the energy-from-waste facility, which was developed by a SITA-led consortium. They bagged a £727 million contract from the South Tyne & Wear Waste Management Partnership […]

Waste firm to turn rubbish dumps into solar farms

Recycling and waste management firm SITA UK has teamed up with British Solar Renewables (BSR) to turn a number of landfill sites into solar farms. BSR will help assess and shortlist the landfill locations it considers to be suitable for solar development. SITA UK already extracts methane gas from its closed landfills but is exploring […]

GDF SUEZ Energy UK buys power from waste plant

The UK subsidiary of French firm GDF SUEZ has signed a deal to buy electricity from an energy-from-waste facility. The 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SITA UK is for electricity produced from a 34MW waste-to-energy facility which is set to be built at Severnside in South Gloucestershire. It will produce enough energy to power […]

Northamptonshire awards £53m to manage household waste

Northamptonshire County Council has awarded a contract worth up to £53 million to manage around 79,000 tonnes of residual household waste every year. Waste will be sent to SITA UK’s landfill site in Wellingborough during the first two years of the contract, however, from 2015 they will be used at a new fuel recovery facility […]

Revised contract for energy recovery plant in Cornwall

A UK waste management arm of a French water company has signed an agreement to manage residual household waste and recycling in Cornwall. The 30-year revised contract between SITA UK, subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONMENT and Cornwall Council includes the firm building and operating an energy-from-waste facility in St Dennis, a village in Cornwall. The agreement, […]

GDF SUEZ signs PPA for waste energy

Independent energy giant GDF SUEZ has signed a 15-year deal with recycling management firm SITA UK for the electricity produced by a new 17.65MW energy-from-waste facility in Billingham, Teesside. The power purchase agreement means GDF SUEZ Energy UK will receive all of the electricity output of the waste facility, which will produce enough energy to […]