SSE and Wheelabrator team up to build $479m multifuel plant

SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies have formed a joint venture company, Multifuel Energy (MFE), to build a new £300m multifuel heat and power generation plant at the company’s Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire, UK.

Energy Business Review reports that construction will be undertaken by Hitachi Zosen Inova, and the facility will use a range of waste-derived fuels to generate electricity and heat, for which consent was received from the Department of Energy and Climate Change in October 2011.

The 50:50 joint venture expects to begin construction of a 68 MW multifuel facility by the end of this year and complete the project by early 2015.

Once commissioned, the electricity generated by the plant will be sold to SSE.

MFE has also entered into a long-term fuel procurement contract with 3SE, SSE's joint venture with Shanks, which will provide processed waste-derived fuels using waste taken from nearby Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster councils.

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