Newport EfW plant ’12 months from operations’

Andusia, the sole supplier of waste to the Newport energy from waste (EfW) plant, says the 220,000 tonnes per annum capacity facility is 12 months away from accepting waste.

Once constructed, the plant will be operated by Harris Pye

And, the company has renewed its contract with the Mick George Group under which it sends refuse derived fuel (RDF) produced by the Cambridgeshire-based firm to companies in Europe.

The Newport plant will be located on the Alexandra Dock, an Associated British Port (ABP) site.

Once constructed, it will be operated by Harris Pye, but Andusia has been issuing updates about developments at the facility.

Harris Pye was acquired by the Joulon group, which owns a string of assets in the energy industries, in December 2017.

Harris Pye reached financial close on the plant in 2020, before the Welsh government announced a moratorium on new plants above 10MW in March 2021 (see letsrecycle.com story).

This means, with an electricity generation of 22MW, it could be the last large EfW plant to be built in Wales, Andusia said.

Progress

The plant recently welcomed the arrival of “key equipment” in preparation for the final construction phase this year, Andusia says.

The plant will have the capacity to process around 220,000 tonnes of RDF

Alongside this, the development of the structural steel framework has been “progressing rapidly”.

Andusia added that the plant is actively providing critical infrastructure in South Wales by the means of a renewable energy source, powering 50,000 homes each year, as well as creating jobs for the local community.

RDF

Andusia, one of the largest exporters of RDF in the UK, has also renewed its contract with MG Recycling, part of the Mick George Group.

The pair began working together in 2018, and the contract will see 375 tonnes of RDF produced by Mick George per week sent to energy and cement plants in Europe.

Samantha Roberts business support manager at Mick George, said: “We are pleased to be to working with Anduisa over the coming 12 months.

“This contract solidifies our commitment to energy from waste and heling us to achieve maximum landfill diversion for our large customer base.”

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