January 23 (Renewables Now) - Wheelabrator Technologies Holdings Inc on Monday said it has commissioned two waste-to-energy plants with a combined net capacity of 89 MW in the UK late last month.
The Wheelabrator Parc Adfer facility, located at Deeside in North Wales, and the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) plant in West Yorkshire will process up to 875,000 tonnes of residual waste annually and produce enough renewable energy to power some 210,000 homes and businesses in the UK.
The FM2 facility was developed by Wheelabrator’s joint venture with UK utility SSE plc (LON:SSE), which also developed the 72-MW Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1), operational since 2015. The plant was built by Hitachi Zozen Inova.
Wheelabrator Parc Adfer was constructed by France-based EPC contractor CNIM Groupe SA (EPA:COM).
Wheelabrator’s fourth project, the 63-MW Wheelabrator Kemsley plant, also being built by CNIM, is expected to begin operations in the coming quarter, the company said.
Together the four facilities will process 2.1 million tonnes of residual household and commercial waste and generate 110,000 GWh of power a year.