North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has signed a contract with Buckingham Group Contracting, marking the start of construction on the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) in Edmonton, UK.
Estimated to cost £500m, the project involves the setting up of a replacement Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) for the existing Energy from Waste (EfW) facility.
Buckingham Group Contracting will prepare the site for the construction of the facility.
Preparatory works will include the setting up of works accommodation for the team on designated areas of Lee Valley Regional Park and preparing the laydown area to provide space to support construction on the site.
Works will be carried out over the next 10 years in phases to allow the existing EfW facility to continue to operate during this time.
NLWA chair Councillor Clyde Loakes said: “This is a momentous time for North London Waste Authority. The Project is pivotal for creating a more efficient solution to our waste that will better serve our residents.
“We are excited to start putting plans into action for a sustainable future of waste in north London.”
The current facility has generated electricity from north London’s waste for more than 45 years. The facility with be replaced by a new ERF that can supply heat and power and continue, diverting waste away from landfill and improve the management of waste onsite.
The facility will include a reuse and recycling centre open to the public and a recycling and fuel preparation facility.
The ERF facility, which is expected to become operational in 2025, will use advanced technology to offer a more efficient service to residents to deal with north London’s waste.
A community liaison group will provide a regular forum for representatives of the community to meet the project team, providing an opportunity to get updates on the project plans.
NLWA is made up of seven north London boroughs – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.
Image: A rendering of the new replacement Energy Recovery Facility in Edmonton, UK. Photo: Courtesy of North London Waste Authority.