Ince Resource Recovery Center
The MWH Treatment and Black & Veatch joint venture, MBV Energy Recovery, are constructing a $122 million waste-to-energy project in Cheshire, UK. Power on this facility is generated through an advanced gasification technology provided by Outotec Energy Products. It will be one of the final Advance Thermal Conversion Plants to be accredited under the U.K. government’s Renewable Obligation Certificate scheme. Following completion, MWH Treatment will provided operations and maintenance services under a separate contract.
- A number of suppliers and subcontractors have been used from the local Cheshire/Merseyside population.
- MBV Energy Recovery uses an engineer, procure, construct (EPC) model, which is used to deliver complex infrastructure projects.
- Export 21.5 MW of clean power.
- Uses over 150,000 tons of wood waste to operate.
- The renewable energy plant, developed by CoGen U.K., at Ince Park Resource Recovery Centre will export 21.5 MW (megawatts) of clean, affordable power, utilizing over 150,000 tons of wood waste that would otherwise go to landfill.
- A number of constraints specific to the site have introduced challenges, which the project team has worked collaboratively to overcome. These include poor ground conditions (marsh with peat layers), protected ecological species, numerous watercourses and an adjacent COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) facility. To overcome the ground conditions approximately 1,500 piles had to be driven to depths approaching 40 meters in some locations. Both the construction site offices and the permanent works include a toxic refuge shelter, which can be used in the case of an ammonia leak from the COMAH facility.