The site will use state-of-the-art technology to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by 90%. Diverting the landfill will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes, and around 320,000t of residual household waste will be processed over 25 years.
The site is being constructed by BHC for waste management firm AmeyCespa, which has signed a £1.4bn PFI contract with the two councils in the area.
Scottish Galvanizers will be galvanizing the steel as part of the £320M project, with construction expected to be completed this year before commissioning and rigorous testing, with the site fully operational by early 2018.
Commercial Manager at Scottish Galvanizers Paul Tait explained: “This is an exciting project to be part of and will make a real difference to how waste is processed in North Yorkshire.
“Taking on a 2,500t project is a big task but we’re confident it will all be ready in time and we can’t wait to see the site in action in the next 12 months or so.”
BHC General Manager Bryan Cathcart added: “We’ve dealt with Scottish Galvanizers for many years. They have the capacity in Scotland to deal with a project this size, and one of the largest hot-dip galvanizing baths in the UK, so we knew that they would deliver effectively and on time for this project. We look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”