UK gets waste-to-energy facility in West Bromwich

Circular economy

United Kingdomenfinium has completed a new 395,000-tonne-per-year waste-to-energy facility in West Bromwich, Midlands.

enfinium Kelvin is a combined heat and power facility that will be capable of processing up to 395,000 tonnes of residual (post-recycled) waste to generate 47MW (gross) of partially renewable, baseload electricity, enough to power more than 95,000 UK homes. enfinium Kelvin will generate over 400 construction jobs and over 40 full-time jobs once operational, bringing significant economic benefit and investment to the region.

Following Sandwell Council’s approval of planning permission in September 2019 and the Environment Agency’s award of an Environmental Permit in July 2019, progress toward financial close has been made. Enfinium Kelvin signed a long-term waste supply contract with SUEZ in January, covering more than half of the facility’s annual capacity. Further long-term waste supply contracts with Biffa and B&M Waste have been signed for October 2021.

ACCIONA has been named the facility’s Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor and has assumed responsibility for the site.

enfinium is the UK’s largest pure-play waste-to-energy company, with seven strategically located waste-to-energy facilities in operation, construction, or advanced development. enfinium is an essential component of the United Kingdom’s environmental infrastructure, diverting waste that cannot be reduced, reused, or recycled from landfills and export, as well as providing residents and businesses with local, sustainable waste treatment solutions, converting residual waste into heat and partially renewable power.