Viridor completes GBP-200m waste-to-energy plant in UK
Dec 24, 2014 - UK firm Viridor Ltd said on Wednesday it has officially finished building its GBP-200-million (USD 311m/EUR 255m) waste-to-energy plant in Oxfordshire, South East England.
The waste management company said it has received an acceptance certificate with regard to the particular energy recovery facility (ERF) in Ardley, which puts an end to the construction process. The now fully-operational facility can transform about 300,000 tonnes of residual waste into power annually. Its output is estimated to be enough to cover the electricity consumption of around 38,000 local households.
“Diverting waste away from landfill will significantly reduce the amount of methane gas released to our environment,” said David Nimmo Smith, Oxfordshire County councillor.
Building works at the site commenced in November 2011 and in June 2014 the plant received the first waste deliveries. It began supplying electricity to the National Grid (LON:NG) a month later.