RPS has been commissioned to provide the concept design, planning and EIA for a new £300m state-of-the-art energy recovery centre in Darwen, Lancashire for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.
If approved, the new state-of-the-art facility could create around fifty skilled and semi-skilled jobs in the town and drastically reduce Lancashire’s reliance on landfill.
The proposed energy recovery centre would take residual black bag waste from homes and businesses across the region that would otherwise have gone to landfill and use it to generate electricity. The facility could process up to 500,000 tonnes of waste each year, enough to generate sustainable electricity for over 60,000 homes – the equivalent of every home in Blackburn with Darwen.
The new plant will be built on the site of the firm's existing waste transfer station and if approved will take three years to construct.
“We are proud to be working closely with the SUEZ team on this exciting new facility” says Tom Hill, Associate at RPS “As this would be a major new facility in the UK, Darwen Energy Recovery Centre will strengthen our already extensive portfolio of Energy from Waste projects.”
RPS holds a strong track record in delivering multi-disciplinary consultancy services to the Energy-from-Waste sector. Our solutions take a project from conception, through to planning, construction and into successful operation. We work closely with a number of waste management companies, technology providers and support specialist contractors in the procurement and delivery of EfW projects.