Deeside Energy Recovery Facility (Wheelabrator Parc Adfer)
SLR is delighted to learn that Wheelabrator Technologies (Wheelabrator) has achieved financial close on the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project.
SLR’s technical teams have supported Wheelabrator Technologies bid for the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project; a project that will manage the residual waste arising from households across Conwy County Borough, Denbighshire County, Flintshire County, Gwynedd and the Isle of Anglesey County over the next 25 years.
Wheelabrator’s successful planning application was supported by a comprehensive EIA, managed by Chris Lowden, Technical Director at SLR’s Nottingham office which addressed an exhaustive range of environmental topics. The level of detail provided in the Environmental Statement meant that little further information was needed post submission, save for clarifications.
Since the grant of planning permission, SLR has assisted WTI in discharging the requirements of planning conditions, alongside making applications for ‘Non Material Amendments’ as the design of the facility evolved through the design process. With all conditions now discharged, and financial close reached, Wheelabrator are able to commence construction of the facility.
The Wheelabrator Parc Adfer energy recovery facility will be able to process up to 200,000 tonnes per year of residual waste, with the majority being delivered by the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project communities and the remainder being provided by commercial and industrial waste collectors. The facility will generate up to 18.8MW (gross) / 16.6 MW (net) of sustainable electricity to meet the needs of over 30,000 UK homes and businesses and is capable of providing valuable steam or heat to local industry and housing.
[Photo credit: Garry Stewart Design Associates (GDSA)]