New £10m AD plant set for construction in UK
UK-based waste management company Shanks has signed new contracts as it moves its plans forward for a residual waste treatment and recycling facility.
A consortium of Dutch engineering company Imtech and Spanish environmental technology business Ros Roca have signed a £10 million (€11.7 million) in order to provide an anaerobic digestor (AD) plant, due to be based in Wakefield.
It is believed the AD plant will be able to handle 65,000 tonnes of waste a year and generate enough biogas energy to power up to 3,000 homes. It is expected to be fully completed by the middle of 2015.
The AD plant is part of a £750 million, 25 year contract private finance investment contract awarded by Wakefield council to Shanks in January.