Waste management company Indaver has acquired the permits to construct and operate an energy from waste facility in Rivenhall, Essex, UK.
The facility, involving an investment of £500m, is planned to treat 595,000 tonnes of non-recyclable residual waste, offering a sustainable alternative to landfill. Indaver has confirmed that the plant will comply with ‘the most stringent’ environmental standards and will supply electricity to 60,000 households.
Having now confirmed that the necessary permits are in place to begin construction, work on the site will begin later this year with plans for the facility to be operational in 2025. Belgium-based Indaver Group currently runs a 240,000 tonne EfW facility to the north of Dublin, Ireland, as well as being awarded the contract to operate a local authority EfW facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2019. The company also plans to build a second Ireland-based facility, to be located in Cork.
Indaver will realise these projects through balance sheet financing in collaboration with Katoen Natie.
Paul De Bruycker, CEO Indaver, said: “Waste is not an end product, it is a phase in the life cycle of a material. With this new waste-to-energy facility, we offer a solution for non-recyclable waste from households. We create value from this waste by recovering energy from the treatment process. Thus, this project fits perfectly into the UK’s renewable energy strategy and contributes to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.”