A consortium led by waste management firm Sita UK was this week made preferred bidder on a project to build a £250M rail-loading transfer station in Merseyside and an energy-from-waste facility in Teesside.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority made Sita UK preferred bidder for the 30 year, £1.18bn waste management contract, which involves the design, construction, finance and operation of the facilities.
The waste transfer station will transport waste by rail from Knowsley industrial estate to Wilton International industrial estate, Teesside.
The energy-from-waste facility will process around 450,000t of waste per year and create enough electricity to power 63,000 homes.
“The appointment of Sita Sembcorp UK as our preferred bidder marks the beginning of an important chapter in the way Merseyside and Halton deals with its resources,” said Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority’ councillor Joe DeAsha. “I believe that the solution we have chosen is the best for the environment- saving natural resources, generating green electricity and providing value for money for taxpayers.”
The facilities are due to be completed by 2016.