Waste-to-energy on the march

Two major waste-to-energy projects have been unveiled - a dome-shaped structure for Marchwood, Hampshire and, in Surrey, plans for two waste-burning plants.

The proposed energy recovery incinerator on a waterside site in Hampshire, conceived as part of Project Integra, would comprise a 36m high dome, clad in aluminium and housing all the equipment for the plant under its 110m diameter ‘umbrella’.

The plant would accept up to 165,000 tonnes of waste per year and would generate sufficient electricity to export 14MW to the local grid.

Details of the Surrey scheme, published by Surrey Waste Management (SWM), the company contracted to deal with the disposal of the country’s waste for the next 25 years, show that plants would be built at the Copyhold Works, east of Redhill, and at Clockhouse Brickworks, at Capel, near Dorking.

The two plants will have capacity between them to generate 25MW.

Paul Taylor, SWM’s deputy managing director, said that the plants “will exceed current standards”.

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