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Joint venture wins £87M energy project

A joint venture of Black and Veatch with MWH Treatment is to build an £87M waste-to-energy plant in north west England.

MBV Energy Recovery was awarded the contract by developer CoGen UK for the plant at Ince Park Resource Recovery Centre in Cheshire.

The plant will see 150,000t of material bound for landfill transformed into 21.5MW of power.

MBV Energy Recovery business director Ian Miller said: “The joint venture will enable us to build upon the success we’ve had at MWH in the waste-to-energy market, in particular the gasification projects for both Birmingham and Welland Bio Power which will be delivering some 20MW of renewable energy to the grid.

“This will enable us to satisfy a broad spectrum of market demands, and deliver projects that contribute to the UK’s renewable energy objectives as part of the future energy mix.”

The joint venture will carry out the structural design and construction; process plant design and procurement; installation of the gasification, gas turbine and air-cooled condenser technologies; testing and commissioning.

Construction for Ince is expected to last two years, with the plant coming online in spring 2018.

Funding for the project is provided by the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group.

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