About Redcar Energy Centre

The Redcar Energy Centre development is a partnership between Low Carbon and PMAC Energy. The project’s existence can be traced back to 2016 when PMAC opened discussions with Redcar Bulk Terminals owner of the former Corus Steel Works. The vision was to build an energy from waste plant that could provide renewable heat and power to the community and benefit from the exceptional rail and port infrastructure that Redcar offers. In late 2019, Low Carbon joined the project as a development partner to fund the planning and permitting phase and bring the project to life. 

The planning phase was completed in just over one year with the project also securing a 50MWe grid connection at Grangetown. For the next stage of the project, the developers are focused on finalising the selection of contractors for both the construction of the plant and future operation. The project is also looking to secure local authority contracts for the supply of residual waste and working with independent waste suppliers across the country to deliver both household and commercial & industrial (C&I) waste under long term feedstock agreements. 

Ariel shot of the Redcar Energy Centre site