Technical services provider Imtech has been commissioned by Germnay's MVV Energie to provide the sustainable technology solutions for a EUR30 million (US$429 million) waste-to-energy power plant in Plymouth, UK.
The plant will see some 245,000 tonnes of domestic waste, collected from 650,000 homes in and around Plymouth, converted into sustainable energy at the new plant.
The plant will generate both heat and electricity, producing up to 23 MW of thermal capacity and 22.5 MW of electrical capacity.
The nearby Royal Navy base in Plymouth will use a large proportion of this energy.
Imtech says this guarantees that the waste collected in the region will be recycled and used locally, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way.
Work will start work on the CHP plant in spring next year and, according to Imtech, it is scheduled to become operational in 2014.
René van der Bruggen, Imtech CEO says: “The relevant expertise comes from Imtech Deutschland and is being shared internally to an increasing degree within Imtech, so that it can be applied in other European countries. This will enable us to generate further organic growth in the European energy market.”
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