Multifuel Energy Ltd (MEL) has announced the Secretary of State’s decision to grant planning consent for the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) project in West Yorkshire, UK.
MEL is a 50:50 joint venture project between SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. MEL’s FM2 project will process up to 675,000 tonnes of waste derived fuels from various sources of municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste each year to produce around 70 MW of electricity, enough to power around 160,000 homes.
The project will be located on land next to the newly constructed Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1) project, which entered commercial operations earlier this year.
The total project investment is estimated at £300 million (US$462.7 million).
Tom Maillet, Director of Engineering and Operations for Multifuel Energy Ltd. said:
“We are delighted that the Secretary of State has made the decision to grant planning permission for the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 project. We believe that the Multifuel 1 project, which is fully operational, and the Multifuel 2 project can make a positive, low carbon contribution to the UK’s electricity supply and help to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. We believe that these projects represent the next generation of power generation at the Ferrybridge site and will help to generate important economic benefits for the local area. Following a final investment decision, construction is expected to begin in 2016.”