A joint venture between civil engineering firm Clugston and French equipment manufacturer CNIM has been awarded a contract to construct the £210mn Earls Gate Energy Centre energy-from-waste plant at Grangemouth.
The project is for a consortium that includes Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group and Covanta Energy.
Construction is due to begin in spring 2019 and the plant is expected to be operational by 2021. When complete, the plant is expected to convert 216,000 tonnes of waste (the equivalent of roughly 20% of Scotland’s total landfilled household waste) into energy. Annually, 79GWh of electricity and 81GWh of heat is expected to be produced.
The facility is expected to make a significant contribution to supporting Scotland’s biodegradable municipal waste landfill ban, which is due to come into effect from January 2021.