Build work begins on energy recovery facility in Staffordshire

Construction work for Staffordshire County Council's 300,000-tonne energy recovery facility has begun in Four Ashes, which will be operated by waste contractor Veolia.

Clugston Construction and technology partner CNIM are building the plant, which will generate enough energy to power 32,000 homes from the residual element of the council’s waste operations. The project forms part of the council’s plans to deliver up to £250m of savings for Staffordshire residents over the next 25 years.

Staffordshire County Council leader, Philip Atkins, said: “This plant will help neighbouring councils in Walsall, Sandwell and Warwickshire to handle their non-recyclable residual waste, and ensure that the Staffordshire plant can operate at maximum efficiency, minimising costs for residents.”

Veolia’s chief operating officer and executive director, Tom Spaul, added: “The start of work on site was an exciting moment for the company. Backed by our local team this project is very important to us and we are now looking forward to bringing this technology on stream as soon as possible.”

Maxine Perella

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