VINCI Environment UK, a 50/50 subsidiary between VINCI Construction UK and VINCI Environnement, has been awarded a contract by AmeyCespa to design and build the energy from waste unit in Allerton, North Yorkshire.
Taylor Woodrow will be responsible for overall site development and the civil engineering element of the facility. VINCI Environnement will be responsible for designing and commissioning the processes.
Residual household waste received at Allerton Park will first be mechanically sorted. Some of the waste will then be anaerobically digested to recover energy in the form of biogas. The remainder, about 320,000 tonnes per year, will be incinerated in two lines, each with a capacity of 20 tonnes per hour, to generate 25 MW of electricity for export to the grid. The plant will thus be able to provide power from renewables for some 40,000 households located near the site.
To date, 55% of the 520,000 tonnes of waste produced each year by the 760,000 inhabitants of the County of North Yorkshire and the City of York is sent to landfill. The locally set objective is to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill by 90% and to increase the recycling rate using sustainable waste treatment processes. Making a significant contribution towards achieving this objective, the Allerton Waste Recovery Park will treat 50% of the household waste generated in the area by 2020.