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Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 ‘fully operational’

By 20/12/2019News

Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) – the 675,000 tonne per year capacity energy from waste plant in West Yorkshire – entered full commercial operation yesterday,19 December.

The £325 million facility was developed jointly by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and Wheelabrator Technologies under the name of Multifuel Energy.

EfW plant FM2 now fully operational

The plant was designed and built by construction company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and will be based on the same site as Ferrybridge Multifuel 1.

The EfW plant will produce an estimated 70 megawatts (MW) of electricity for the National grid and will generate enough energy to power 180,000 homes, according Multifuel.

A spokesperson Multifiel Energy said fuel for the FM2 plant will be supplied by “a number of major waste management companies through long-term fixed price contracts”.

These contracts include 150,000 tonnes from the Yorkshire based company RDF Waste Management and 50,000 tonnes from the waste management business Renewi (see story).

The names of the remaining companies sourcing the material has been deemed commercially sensitive.

Ferrybridge 1

Combined the FM1 and 2 facilities  can divert over 1.3 million tonnes of waste from landfill annually, while powering over 350,000 homes.

Managing director for Multifuel Energy Ltd Tom Maillet said: “We’re delighted to have achieved commercial operation at Ferrybridge Multifuel 2, which is a fantastic accomplishment for everyone that has been involved in the project over the last three years. A big thank you to local residents for their cooperation and patience throughout the construction period. We are now focused on operating the plant safely, efficiently and effectively”.

Project director of HZI Harry Becker added: “Even after years in the business, it’s still fascinating to see how complex large-scale projects like FM2 steadily progress until we can finally hand over a ready-to-run plant to the customer”.

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Source: Waste Managment