Wheelabrator Kemsley North

Wheelabrator Kemsley North

The proposed Wheelabrator Kemsley North waste-to-energy facility in Kent will convert residual residential, commercial and industrial waste into baseload renewable energy.

The facility will have an energy generating capacity of at least 42 MW (gross) / (net) of renewable energy which is enough to power the equivalent of over 89,000 homes, diverting around 350,000 tonnes of residual waste a year that would have otherwise have gone to landfill.

The combined heat and power-enabled facility will process business and residential waste from across Kent and the wider South East region of the UK and export renewable energy to the National Grid.

The facility will create hundreds of new jobs in the construction phase and will employ up to 40 full-time staff once operational.

The project is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). In the UK, such projects need a Development Consent Order (DCO), which is issued by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. The necessary assessment work has already begun with an application due to be submitted later this year.

For more information visit: https://www.wtikemsley.co.uk/

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