Planning consent has been granted by North East Lincolnshire Council for an energy-from-waste plant located on land at the South Humber Bank power station site.
The South Humber Bank Energy Centre will be powered by approximately 620,000 tonnes per annum of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and will generate 49.9MW. It represents an investment of around £300m. EPUKI submitted its application to the council in December 2018. Construction could begin this autumn and the plant could be operational in late 2022.
James Crankshaw, Head of Engineering for EPUKI said, “We are delighted to have been granted planning consent for the Energy Centre at the South Humber Bank Power Station site. EPUKI will aim to progress to the construction phase later this year.
“Unlike many other energy from waste projects, the South Humber Bank Energy Centre is not dependent on securing a power purchase agreement, other subsidy or secured income such as a Contract for Difference.”