The proposed Wheelabrator Harewood facility will convert post-recycled residential, commercial and industrial waste into clean, renewable baseload energy.
The facility will have an energy generating capacity of at least 51MW (gross) of clean, renewable baseload energy – enough to power the equivalent of over 110,000 homes. It will also allow for the recovery of valuable materials.
The waste we receive and process will already have had materials suitable for recycling removed. In total, we will divert approximately 450,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill or been exported to mainland Europe.
We will be an economic partner to the region - providing construction and operational jobs, additional economic stimulus in the form of capital investments, the purchase of goods and services, and support for local community programmes and causes. This will benefit the local community in a similar way to the Raymond Brown ‘Community Matters’ scheme.
The proposed Wheelabrator Harewood facility is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). In the UK, such projects need a Development Consent Order (DCO), which is issued by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. As such we have started work on the necessary documentation.