Foundations laid for £252m waste-to-energy centre

The foundations are being laid for a £252 million Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) near Bristol. Waste management firm Viridor says its upcoming facility in Avonmouth is taking shape, with concrete piles being put into place to create a solid base for the main development. Once operational, the site is expected to be able to turn […]

UK firm installs solar roof systems at Viridor sites

A solar firm has completed six solar roof installations at Viridor’s sites. They were installed across southern England and generate 841kW of electricity. Solarcentury’s systems aim is to optimise the energy generation capability of each site, decrease the waste and recycling firm’s operational spend on power and its reliance on higher carbon grid electricity. The designs have incorporated […]

Viridor to hire Longannet coal plant staff

Viridor plans to hire staff from the soon to close Longannet power station who may have transferable skills. The employees from the Scottish coal-fired station will be part of Viridor’s £1.8 billion energy recovery facilities programme. It aims to recruit people to work at one of its more than 310 facilities across the UK. The […]

Peterborough opens £72m energy recovery facility

A £72 million waste to energy facility has officially been opened in Peterborough. It has the capacity to process up to 85,000 tonnes of residual waste a year and is expected to generate 7.25MW of electricity. That’s enough to power more than 11,000 households, according to waste management firm Viridor. It could also reduce carbon […]

Work starts on £205m London energy plant

Construction of a £205 million waste to energy facility in South London has started. The Energy Recovery Facility in Beddington will have the capacity to transform 300,000 tonnes of non-recycled waste every year from Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton into electricity. Around 26MW of power will be generated – equivalent to the needs of more […]

Welsh councils award £233m waste contract

Waste management company Viridor has been appointed as the preferred bidder for a £233 million project in Cardiff, Wales. The Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility project is jointly run by four councils – Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen – for a long-term solution for treatment and disposal of waste. The 25-year contract, which […]

Viridor wins £700m UK waste project

Waste management company Viridor has been appointed as the preferred bidder for a £700 million project in the UK. The Clyde Valley Residual Waste project is jointly run by five councils – East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire – for a long-term solution for treatment and disposal of waste. Viridor will […]

Viridor wins Merseyside waste contract

A contract to divert 20,000 tonnes of waste from landfill in Merseyside has been inked. The deal between waste company Viridor and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) aims to bring environmental and economic benefits for the county. The waste will be transformed into renewable energy in the form of electricity and heat at Viridor’s Runcorn […]

Work starts on £177m UK energy recovery facility

Construction has started on a waste to energy plant in Scotland. The £177 energy recovery facility (ERF) in East Lothian will process 300,000 tonnes of post-recycling waste every year. It will generate 30MW of renewable energy – enough to power 39,000 homes – and also offer up to 10MW of heat for local use. The […]

Oxfordshire’s £205m energy-from-waste plant open

A new £205 million energy-from-waste plant in Oxforshire has officially been opened. The Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) can process 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste into renewable energy. The plant has a capacity of 26MW – enough electricity to power 38,000 homes. That’s equivalent to more than two-thirds of Oxford. Ian McAulay, Chief Executive of Viridor […]