Scots waste deal approved


Permission has been granted for the construction of a new waste recycling and combined heat and power plant in Midlothian, with financial close aimed for the end of the year.

Midlothian Council has granted planning permission to preferred bidder FCC Medio Ambiente for the proposed waste recycling and combined heat and power plant on former railway marshalling yards at Millerhill.

Last December the council named FCC Medio Ambiente as winners for the deal, and it is now hoped that the contract will be signed before the end of 2015.

Gordon Pollock, zero waste project director for the council, said: "Our project team is working up the details of the agreement with the aim of the partner councils signing the contract with FCC in December."

Delivered under a design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) contract, the facility will treat approximately 140,000 tonnes per annum of residual waste. The contract is worth over £475m including revenues from the authorities, sale of heat and electricity and C&I revenue, over the 25 year contract period. 


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