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Derby MSW Gasification Project – Energos Preferred Bidder to UU/Interserve

Appointed to Derby Project

26-01-2009

Gasification specialists Energos have been appointed to provide the for a multi-million pound waste facility being built in Derby.

The company, which is part of Manchester-based renewable , will help to develop a 140,000 tonne-a-year gasification facility on in Derby on behalf of a joint venture between United Utilities and services firm .

An artist’s impression of the Sinfin Lane facility that will use Energos’ gasification technology

United Utilities and Interserve were confirmed on January 13 as preferred bidder for a 27-year deal, beginning in 2010, to design, build and operate a facility to process both and ’s residual household waste.

Energos’ appointment means the plant will use their patented version of the advanced thermal treatment process to convert the waste into a gas, which will then be used to produce 8MW of electricity for export to the .

Energos’ process has already been installed in a plant on the which opened last year (see letsrecycle.com story) and, in July 2008, the company submitted a planning proposal to build an 80,000 tonne-a-year capacity facility at Knowsley, on Merseyside (see letsrecycle.com story).

The Derby project’s director, Blair Marriott, said: “We are pleased to be working with Energos which offers a world class, low emission technology and a proven reputation for excellence.

“Our proposed state-of-the-art facility points the way forward for UK municipal solid and is a viable and environmentally friendly alternative to and incineration,” he added.

Energos’ managing director, Nick Dawber, described the facility as “a community-sized solution to responsibly dealing with local waste.”

United Utilities and Interserve were announced as preferred bidder for the Derbyshire contract in December 2008, winning a lengthy head-to-head contest with Spanish-owned Group (WRG) (see letsrecycle.com story).

The deal represents United Utilities first major contract success in the waste sector, though it is one of four shortlisted bidders for the Cheshire contract (see letsrecycle.com story), and is also part of the consortium the ‘Resource from Waste Alliance’ which is the running for the Merseyside waste deal (see letsrecycle.com story).

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