Visit to the Energy from Waste plant in Suffolk
POSTED ON 18th November 2016
Local Partnerships’ Chief Executive Sean Hanson visited the Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Suffolk recently, accompanied by Huw Russell, Project Director at Local Partnerships and Transactor on the Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme at Defra.
The EfW facility is part of a £3 billion PFI Waste Infrastructure Programme that has been supported by Local Partnerships’ staff since 2006. It resulted from a 25 year contract between the Council and Suez Environnement, a French contractor. It treats 269,000 tonnes per annum of residual waste from the Suffolk and Norfolk areas. Waste is treated through an incineration process that produces electricity which is connected to the National Grid. The council and contractor also hope to use the heat generated from the process at some point in the future.
The facility (which was designed by Grimshaw Architects) has won a number of awards, and is an important part of the UK’s efforts to divert waste from landfill.