£250million Invested in Teesside Waste Energy Facility

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Sembcorp Industries will develop a new energy-from-waste facility in Teesside, capable of processing up to 450,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year. The £250million facility is a joint-venture between Sembcorp, SITA UK and Japan’s ITOCHU Corporation.

Ready in 2016

Waste will come from Merseyside by rail to be processed at Sembcorp’s Wilton International site.  Another facility will also be developed to manage the waste at Knowsley in Merseyside.  Both projects are expected to be working by 2016.

This project comes with a thirty year contract and builds upon the region’s renewable and energy production expertise.

Stephen Catchpole, Managing Director of TeesValley Unlimited, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley, said: “This is fantastic news and will help develop the local economy, expand the area’s renewable energy capabilities and create a substantial number of jobs.

“The announcement is testament to the bold and imaginative composition of our Enterprise Zone. Wilton International is at the heart of Tees Valley’s industrial scene. We, along with our partners and stakeholders, have been and will continue to work together to ensure that the area continues to attract significant investment that will drive forward economic prosperity.”

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