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Beddington Energy Recovery Facility next steps

17th June 2015

Notice to Proceed issued for construction of important South London project; Jobs and supplier opportunities event planned.

Viridor has formally issued the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the start of construction of the £200 million Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Beddington, South London. The facility will provide essential residual waste treatment and energy recovery services for the South London Waste Partnership over a 25 year contract period.

Notice to Proceed was issued to Viridor’s technology and construction contractor CNIM Lagan on Friday 12th June, with visible works commencing on site by July 2015.

The Beddington ERF facility will process up to 302,500 tonnes of residual (non-recyclable) waste; working alongside local recycling services and helping the SLWP achieve landfill diversion of up to 95 percent. It will have a generating capacity of 26 megawatts, supplying electricity to the National Grid and usable heat for local industry or housing. The plant will produce enough power for around 30,000 homes.

The project will also create benefits for the local economy, including the creation of hundreds of jobs and supply chain opportunities during construction, 40 permanent jobs and wider cascading business opportunities over its operational life. Details of a ‘meet the buyer’ event for local contractors will be advertised shortly.

Alan Cumming, Viridor Capital Projects and Engineering Director said:

“We are pleased to now be able to begin construction works on this important local project. The construction of Beddington ERF will deliver much-needed social infrastructure, using leading-edge technology to transform waste into vital energy for South London.

“Viridor and its partners are set to deliver a world-class facility for the South London Waste Partnership. We remain committed to providing clear information on the project, and will be in contact with local residents and wider stakeholders throughout the construction and operational phases.”

A spokesperson for the South London Waste Partnership said:

“Now that work can start on the Energy Recovery Facility, the project’s construction phase will generate benefits for the local economy including jobs, business opportunities for local firms and investment in the local area.

“Once operational, it will process up to 302,500 tonnes of non-recyclable waste helping the SLWP to achieve landfill diversion of up to 95 percent and give our taxpayers the best possible deal. This facility will provide a sustainable outlet for the Partnership’s waste for the next 25 years, and it also has the potential to export electricity to the National Grid and create usable heat for local industry or housing.”

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