Waste management company, Cory, has been awarded a 10-year deal by Thurrock Council. The deal is for the managing the treatment of 50,000 tonnes of residual waste in the area. Cory’s chief executive, Dougie Sutherland, said:
Not all waste can be recycled, and we are proud to provide a solution for our customers that avoids landfill and recognises that residual waste is a valuable resource which can provide benefits to our local communities once it is transformed into electricity.
Cory take over the contract from FCC Environment, who signed a deal with the council back in 2010. The award was announced in December last year and begins in April. The contract also includes the option of a 5-year extension.
Cory will process the waste at its Riverside EfW facility in Belvedere, where it will be converted into partially renewable baseload electricity. Resulting ash will also be recycled into construction materials.
The award, which has been valued at £70 million for the first ten years, comes as Cory continues construction of a second EfW facility at Riverside. The company says once construction is completed in 2026, the facility will be one of “the largest and most efficient in the UK”.
Mr Sutherland said:
This is a fantastic achievement for Cory as we continue our efforts to decarbonise the waste produced by households and businesses in London and the South East.
Energy from Waste Conference
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Essex Waste Strategy
Recently, EfW Net writer Izzy Felton covered the Essex draft waste strategy and what could be learnt by the successes of other local authorities tackling waste management.
Find the feature here: Essex draft waste strategy: overcoming challenges and implementing a circular economy