Environmental consultancy firm Caulmert has been appointed to provide planning, engineering, environmental and project management advice to Logik Developments for its £100m EfW project at Deeside, Flintshire.
Energy firm EQTEQ agreed a deal with Logik in December 2020 to purchase and develop land at Deeside Industrial Estate. The site currently has planning permission for a £50m biogas generation facility for the processing of 128,000 tonnes of municipal, commercial and industrial waste into RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) with the organic waste element being processed by an anaerobic digestion plant projected to produce 2MW of biogas.
Caulmert said it is now working with EQTEQ and Logik to secure planning for a gasification plant site, utilising the RDF produced by the waste energy plant, to generate up to 20MW of green electricity - enough to power 37,500 homes, and 27MW of thermal heat production. The electricity and heat will be exported to the grid and/or sold locally through private wire and heat networks.
The scheme is expected to create 50 jobs when the plant is operational with additional jobs during the construction phase.
“EQTEQ are world experts in advanced gasification technology and we are excited to work with them and Logik on this innovative project which will contribute to Wales’ zero waste targets and create clean, sustainable energy for North East Wales,” said Caulmert Business Development Director, Chris Gooch-Butler.
“Since 2008, we have helped our clients deliver groundbreaking sustainable and renewable energy facilities which are generating over 150MW of green electricity. We look forward to securing consent for the Deeside facility and to continuing our work in this important sector.”