The Project

The Project was awarded planning permission on 27th January 2021 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to construct the Redcar Energy Centre consisting of a material recovery facility incorporating a bulk storage facility, energy recovery facility and a recycling facility for bottom ash.

When fully operational, the project is expected to process more than 200,000 tonnes of household and commercial & industrial waste in the materials recovery facility with the ability to extract valuable metals and glass from the raw waste stream with the remaining residual fraction turned into heat and power in the energy recovery facility. In total, the energy recovery facility is expected to have the capacity to divert 450,000 tonnes of residual waste from landfill in the UK and generate enough base load power for more than 100,000 UK homes.

The project will utilise conventional reverse moving grate technology, ultimately producing power using a steam turbine and generator. The developers are working with highly experienced and respected contractors in the conventional energy from waste sector to deliver a fully wrapped engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with an expected build timeframe of 36 months. During the construction phase, the project will employ over 400 workers across civils & building, mechanical and electrical divisions, which, where possible will be drafted from the highly experienced local community of sub-contractors and workers.

The ultimate vision for the Redcar Energy Centre is for a carbon neutral energy and recycling hub that is fully integrated and provides a circular economy to the region. The Project is currently in discussions with the Northern Endurance Partnership Project, which is located adjacent to the former Corus Steel Works. The concept for this project is a CO2 gathering system for industrial CO2 emitters in Teesside. The partnership will allow both parties to share information with the future aim of turning the Redcar Energy Centre into the World’s first carbon neutral energy recovery facility. This tie up would be a monumental step for everyone involved and something that we are pursuing with great interest.

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