The 110-acre former Oxiris chemical works site is being redeveloped by St Paul’s Developments, which has appointed Rotherham-based QDS Remediation to undertake a multi-million pound programme of works which will prepare the site for the power station, to be built by Knottingley Power Ltd.
The earthworks and environmental contract is expected to be finished by the end of the year.
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) lent St Paul’s Developments £2.45m from its Growing Places fund towards the site reclamation works.
St Paul’s Developments has already undertaken the demolition and decommissioning of the 25-acre section of the Knottingley site, in the first element of the site’s transformation. The works which are now being undertaken will prepare the way for the potential construction of a CCGT power station on a 50-acre plot.