Energy from waste plant proposed for landfill site

FCC Environment is consulting on a new masterplan for the Greengairs landfill site in North Lanarkshire that will include construction of an energy from waste facility, the Drumgray Energy Recovery Centre.

The Drumgray ERC will accept up to 300,000t of residual household and business waste per year, and will be able to export 25.5MW of electricity to the grid. It may also supply heat to local homes and businesses.

The company has now started a consultation programme. The first round of public consultation events are due to take place next month, with a second round of events due to take place later this summer.  FCC expects to submit a planning application to North Lanarkshire Council later this year.

FCC owns and operate six EfW facilities throughout the UK, with the most recent one developed at Millerhill, just outside Edinburgh.

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