Hitachi to build Yorkshire energy-from-waste facility
Specialist contractor Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has been appointed to contract Skelton Grange, an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in West Yorkshire that will annually recycle 410,000 tonnes of residual (post-recycled) waste.
The process will generate up to 49MW (gross) of electricity, which will be fed into the National Grid as partially renewable energy – enough to meet the electricity needs of more than 100,000 homes.
“The UK’s drive for sustainable waste management includes clear recycling targets as well as ensuring that non-recyclable waste does not end up in landfill, but is also recycled in such a way that energy and valuable materials are recovered in the process and produced at lower overall carbon footprint,” said Fabio Dinale, VP Business Development at HZI.
“Modern EfW plants like the one being built at Skelton Grange make a significant contribution to this.”
The project will be built on the site of the former Skelton Grange Electricity Works, which were decommissioned in 1983 and 1994 respectively. The new plant will have two incineration lines, which will be equipped with HZI’s own EfW technology.
Construction work is due to start on site this month (July), with full commissioning of the plant planned for 2025.