Thameside ERF

Thameside Energy Recovery Facility

Viridor has entered into an agreement for the purchase of Thameside Energy Recovery Facility Ltd. which owns the rights to develop, construct and operate a new Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Tilbury Docks, in East London.

When constructed the facility will treat 350,000 tonnes of waste per annum and will generate the equivalent of powering c. 93 000 homes.

Viridor’s aim is to reach commercial operation of the new EfW in 2028.

Initial enabling works are beginning onsite in March 2024

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During construction we are committed to keeping our local community informed about progress. 

We will regularly update this page. 

March 2024 - the first phase of work will begin and is expected to last until summer to clear the site and undertake Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) detection work. 

This is a small operation. At peak times, there will be a maximum of 12 people on site, plus some machinery and welfare cabins. 

Most of the work will take place below ground to break out existing areas of hard standing and redundant services. There will be some visible changes including the demolition of small outbuildings and a weighbridge office. 

All concrete will be crushed and screened ready for reuse, proving our focus on circular economy and our purpose, 'to build a world where nothing goes to waste'. This will mean there will be very little additional traffic to the site and limited impact on current traffic conditions. 

If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch.

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