Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has secured a contract to build a £250m energy-from-waste (EfW) incinerator plant on the site of the old Skelton Grange power station near Leeds.
HZI will start work later this month for joint-venture client enfinium Skelton Grange (formerly Wheelabrator UK and Multifuel Energy).
Full commissioning of the plant, HZI’s 14th UK project, is set for 2025.
HZI and enfinium have a long track record of collaboration, most recently delivering EfW plants Ferrybridge 1 and Ferrybridge 2.
Commenting on the contract, Julia Watsford, chief executive officer at enfinium, said: “The lessons learnt and synergies with Ferrybridge 1 and 2 have put us in a very strong position to optimize Skelton Grange, and will ensure we successfully deliver a highly reliable and efficient facility on time and on budget.”
From 2025, it is predicted that around 410,000 tonnes of municipal and commercial waste from Yorkshire will be processed annually – generating up to 49MW of electricity.
Fabio Dinale, vice-president of Business Development at HZI, said the new plant will have two incineration lines, which will be equipped with HZI’s proprietary EfW technology.
Image: A CGI projection of the HZI energy-from-waste incinerator near Leeds
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