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MVV secures Dundee EfW project

By 20/12/2017News

MVV Environment Services has been confirmed winner of a contract to build a new combined heat and power (CHP) facility alongside Dundee council’s existing energy from waste facility.

German-owned MVV was awarded the contract last month and took over the operation of Dundee’s existing facility at the end of November; the plant will close when the new facility is opened.

The project is the third contract success for MVV in the UK.

The new facility will have an annual throughput of 110,000 tonnes of residual waste and will cost over £119 million. Building will begin next year with commissioning due in 2020.

Dundee and Angus councils are expected to provide between 70,000 and 90,000 tonnes of residual waste per year for the plant, while the remainder will be commercial and industrial waste sourced by MVV.


Dundee MVV

An artist’s impression of the MVV facility.

In a statement, the company said that the facility will have an overall efficiency rate of up to 55 percent, and that it will produce up to 9 MW electricity and 17 MW heat.

In March, it was granted planning permission for the facility in the city (See story).

Speaking to, MVV managing director Paul Carey confirmed that the facility would incorporate grate incineration technology, with steam from the process to be used as a heat source for tyre production at a nearby factory operated by the tyre manufacturer Michelin.

The building has been designed to measure 134m in length, and 38m in height, with an exhaust stack 90 metres high.

Angus Council said the move to the new site would preserve around 37 operational jobs at the facility and about 70 indirect jobs. It will also support up to 300 jobs during the construction period.


Angus Council’s leader, Councillor Bob Myles said: “This project has taken some five years of hard partnership work and has reached a successful conclusion.

“Being in a position where we, Dundee and Angus Councils, are meeting our targets of no residual waste going to landfill, in advance of the 2020 target, shows our commitment to the environment, to making best use of waste material, and good partnership working.”

MVV also operate an Energy from Waste CHP facility in Plymouth and a biomass facility at Ridham Docks near Sittingbourne, Kent.

MVV’s CEO, Georg Müller said: “Drawing on decades of experience and our broad-based expertise, in recent years we have developed energy from waste into a paradigm of sustainability and of local and regional climate protection.”

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Source: Waste Managment