Clugston wins role on £210m Scottish energy from waste plant

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 5 Mar 2019

Scunthorpe construction giant Clugston Group is to build a new £210 million energy from waste plant as part of a joint venture in Scotland.

Together with long-standing process engineering plant specialist partner CNIM, it will bring forward the Earls Gate Energy Centre in Grangemouth.

It will be the 12th joint venture, and is on behalf of a consortium including Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group and Covanta Energy.

When complete in 2021, it will convert 216,000 tonnes of waste - the equivalent of around 20 per cent of Scotland’s total landfilled household waste - into energy, producing 79 gigawatt hours (GWh) of green electricity and 81GWh of heat in the form of steam each year.

Read more: £7.5m waste to energy contract win for Clugston

As such, it will become a source of green, low-cost energy for businesses located in the area such as chemical manufacturer and site service provider CalaChem, which has entered into a long-term energy supply agreement for the offtake of electricity and steam produced by the facility. 

Under the arrangement Clugston will provide all the building and civil engineering services to support and encapsulate plant by French team CNIM. 

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.

Construction of the main facility is due to start imminently, with late 2021 an operational goal. 

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