North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has secured a development consent order (DCO) from the UK government for an energy recovery facility at the Edmonton EcoPark in north London.
The new facility, estimated to cost up to £500M, will replace the existing energy from waste facility that has been operating for 45 years.
The new plant will utilise waste that cannot be recycled from north London households and local businesses and convert it into energy. It will have the capacity to treat up to 700,000t of waste annually from homes in the seven surrounding boroughs — the existing plant can treat only 550,000t of waste annually.
Cllor Clyde Loakes, chair of NLWA, said: “I am delighted that the Secretary of State has granted the DCO for a new energy recovery facility. This puts the Authority in the best possible position to consider the scheme in the round and secures the best way of managing north London’s non-recyclable waste long term.”
Site preparation work is expected to commence in 2019. The existing facility is set to be decommissioned and demolished after the new plant becomes operational by 2028.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.