The A £200 million waste to energy plant is taking shape at the Wilton International site on Teesside. The project is planned to absorb waste from Merseyside and Halton councils over the next 30 years
The plant will convert around 430,000 tonnes of rubbish every year into electricity, with the output sufficient to supply around 63,000 homes. Previously, much of the waste would have found its way into landfill sites around the north of England.
Joint venture partners SITA UK, Sembcorp and the ITOCHU Corporation were selected to run the project for the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, and handed the construction works to CNIM Clugston Wilton Ltd. The plant is scheduled to be operational in 2016, at which point waste will be moved by rail from Merseyside to the Teesside location.
As the plant will be dealing with a combustion process, and large volumes of waste that may include flammable components, safety is paramount. Adexsi is supplying roof vents to provide ventilation and smoke extract capabilities, in the event of a fire incident.