North East based logistics company, AV Dawson, has signed a 40 year deal to site an energy from waste plant at its Riverside Park base in Middlesbrough. The Greenlight AD (in partnership with Wilton based Earthly Energy) plant is one of the first in the UK to benefit from part financing from the government’s Green Investment Bank with £8 million being matched by private investors.
The company has plans for a further five plants around the country totalling £100 million investment, with a second plant planned for a Redcar location. The new plant will be located at the old D1 Oils site which was acquired by AV Dawson in 2009 as part of its plans to move into other sectors, including subsea energy.
The site benefits from being next to AV Dawson’s new intermodal rail freight terminal named the Tees Riverside Intermodal Park, the first phase of the company’s own £10m infrastructure expansion. It includes a new deepwater quay, which will see its depth increased from 4m to 8.5m and length extended by 150m.
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