Suez announces new ‘energy from waste’ plant near Billington

Suez UK has announced plans for a new energy-from-waste facility at Haverton Hill, near Billingham in Stockton-on-Tees, which will serve public sector and commercial customers in the North East and Scotland.

The company already operates five energy-from-waste process lines in Teesside, which serve Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Northumberland, and the South Tyne & Wear Waste Management Partnership. Sited at Haverton Hill, near Billingham, they are known as Suez Tees Valley 1, 2 & 3 and the North East energy recovery centre.

Chief executive  for Suez recycling and recovery UK, David Palmer-Jones, said: “Brexit, and the questions it raises around the future of residual waste exports, only strengthens the case for additional domestic treatment capacity.”

The new facility will process 200,000t of residual waste a year, with power generating capacity of 25MW. Planning permission for the facility was granted in 2014 on industrial land adjacent to Suez’s existing buildings, which is also equipped with a rail-siding to allow delivery of waste by rail.

SUEZ is currently in the process of procuring an EPC contractor to build the new facility and it is anticipated that it will become operational in 2022.

Further reading

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