$16m CHP plant to be constructed in southwest England

Waste management firm Viridor has awarded Cardiff-based Encon Construction with a £2.3m contract for the construction of a new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Combined Heat and Power facility in Somerset, England.

The new £10 million facility in South West England will treat 30,000 tonnes of food waste a year and generate more than 1MW of electricity.

Organic waste will be mixed with water, processed and produced biogas will be cleaned and sent to a Combined Heat and Power plant to generate electricity and heat. Electricity will be fed into the National Grid and remaining digestate material is expected to be used as a soil conditioner.

As part of winning the tender, Encon Construction will handle installation of the foundations, buildings and drainage aspects of the main build. Work will commence this month on the facility, which is expected to be operational in the late summer of 2013.

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