A new £210 million waste to energy plant at Grangemouth in Scotland.
The Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC) is expected to process around 216,000 tonnes of waste, the equivalent of around 20% of Scotland’s total landfilled household waste, into energy, producing 79 GWh of green electricity and 81 GWh of heat in the form of steam each year.
The Energy Centre will replace an existing gas-fired energy plant that has come to the end of its operating life. The facility will provide heat to local industry, including chemical manufacturer, CalaChem, the utility service provider for the site, and also export electricity to the National Grid.
The centre will be built by CNIM. Once completed, it will be operated by MES Environmental, a subsidiary of CNIM, for a contract duration of 25 years.