Lincolnshire’s Energy from Waste facility in North Hykeham is being built to provide a safe and affordable waste treatment solution.
A joint project between Lincolnshire County Council and Waste Recycling Group, the facility will allow energy, in the form of electricity, to be recovered from waste that isn’t recycled or composted.
Waste Recycling Group is part of FCC, which has a wealth of experience operating similar facilities in Nottingham and Kent.
Scunthorpe based civil engineers Clugston is the main contractor on the facility which is designed to treat 150,000 tonnes of waste a year.
The Clugston Group was founded over 75 years ago and is a privately owned group of businesses. They work across the UK in construction, civil engineering, logistics, property development and facilities management.
Clugston will be working alongside process specialists CNIM.
Construction on the facility, which will have a 75 metre chimney stack, began in April 2011. The beginning of the project was officially marked by a special tree planting ceremony led by the Chairman at the time, Cllr Peter Bedford.
The centre will operate 24 hours a day and will generate enough electricity to power 15,000 homes for sale to the National Grid.
Opportunities are also being explored to make use of the heat produced by the facility in local homes and businesses in the future.
The centre will create over 30 jobs and will include a visitor centre. It is expected to be open and in use by the end of 2013.
Lincolnshire County Council is also constructing four new Waste Transfer Stations (WTSs) which will accept waste before bulking it up for transportation to the Energy from Waste facility.
These stations, located at Grantham, Sleaford, Boston and Gainsborough, will add to the existing Waste Transfer Station at Louth and will replace landfill sites as local disposal points for the District Councils.