Grampian cooncils announce key contract in development of new £120m waste-energy power plant

East Tullos recycling coupA consortium of three Grampian cooncils have hired a team of lawyers from DWF in Edinburgh to advise on a £120 million energy from waste development in East Tullos.

The landmark scheme will process non-recyclable municipal waste from Moray and Aberdeen City and Shire councils to generate secure, low-cost energy to households and businesses across the region.

The planned capacity for the facility is approximately 150,000 tonnes of annual waste, which will dramatically reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Suzanne Moir, Partner, who leads DWF’s construction, infrastructure and projects team in Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting all three councils on the landmark energy for waste project that will create sustainable heat and power for the Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray areas. This will not only improve fuel poverty and reduce landfill costs, but help the region meet key recycling targets.

“There has been a marked uplift in activity over the past 12 months which has seen our team working on a number of major projects across Scotland, and the East Tullo energy from waste development is a great example of this.”

Cooncillor Jean Morrison, Convener of Aberdeen cooncil’s Zero Waste Sub-Committee, said: “We are pleased that DWF have come on board as legal advisers to the project team. This is a complex project and we want to make sure that all aspects are addressed to the highest standard.”

** ‘Cooncil’ is the Scots language word for ‘council’ and is not pejorative:

 Dictionar o’ the Scots Leid  / Dictionary of the Scots Language – http://goo.gl/7xo5Bk

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