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Construction cleared to start on Interserve's £75m waste plant

4 Feb 13 The go-ahead has been given for construction of a £75m waste treatment facility by Babcock & Wilcox Volund and Interserve Construction in Peterborough.

Planning permission has been secured and the contract setting out the city’s future waste management plan has been signed.

Viridor Peterborough Ltd, a subsidiary of Pennon Group, has signed a public private partnership (PPP) contract with Peterborough City Council to treat the council's residual waste over the next 30 years.

The contract requires the development of an energy from waste (EfW) facility at the council's existing recycling site in the Fengate industrial area.  The plant will be built by a joint venture between Babcock & Wilcox Volund and Interserve Construction as the engineering and procurement contractor to Viridor.  The facility will have a capacity to process up to 85,000 tonnes of waste per annum and will have a net electrical power generation capacity of 7.25MW.

Viridor submitted a Section 73 planning application in September 2012 to gain a number of minor variations to the planning permission achieved by the Peterborough City Council in May 2010.  Viridor secured planning permission for the proposed changes last month.

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