The proposal submitted by Veolia Environmental Services includes the construction in East Leeds Cross Green Industrial Area of an advanced waste recycling and energy recovery facility that will contribute to the local economy with the creation of 300 jobs during construction and 45 permanent positions.
The mechanical pretreatment will extract and recycle at the front-end of the plant around 10% of the 183,000 metric tonnes of residual waste delivered to the site. This will include recyclable non-ferrous and ferrous metals, plastics, mixed paper and cardboard providing a beneficial boost to the city’s recycling rates.
The energy recovery facility will generate around 11.6MW of electricity for the National Grid, sufficient to power 20,000 homes from the remaining residual waste. Working with Leeds City Council, it is also proposed to explore the development of a cogeneration plant with the potential to supply heat to local users.
Close to excellent transport links, this facility and its eye-catching design will blend with its surrounding environment, especially its living green wall, landscaping and planting designed to enhance the surrounding area.
An extensive consultation and community engagement process will be undertaken ahead of the planning application submission in the first half of 2012. It is intended to start construction in summer 2013; the recycling and energy recovery facility is scheduled to become fully operational in spring 2016.
Jérôme Le Conte, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services said, “This landmark facility reflects our strategic commitment to the UK market and our sustainable development approach that encourages the creation of new waste facilities combining recycling and energy recovery along with innovative green design. We are also committed to supporting a wide range of community initiatives and a visitor centre has been specifically designed to allow members of the public to see for themselves how the facility works.”
*The contract will be made with Veolia ES Aurora Ltd which is a subsidiary of Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc that delivers its PFI/PPP contracts.
Veolia Environmental Services
Veolia Environmental Services is the global benchmark for waste management and resource recovery, and the only operator across all segments of the waste management business (solid, liquid, non-hazardous and hazardous waste). The company contributes to a better environment by providing its municipal and industrial clients with innovative, efficient waste management services that span waste collection, pipe system management, and waste treatment, recovery and recycling solutions. Veolia Environmental Services generated 2010 revenue of 9.3 billion euros. www.veolia-environmentalservices.com
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With more than 315,000 employees the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €34.8 billion in 2010. www.veolia.com
Veolia Environmental Services signed a 25-year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Leeds city for residual municipal waste treatment and energy recovery in November 2012.
The contract includes the installation of a high-tech recycling and energy recovery facility that will save the Leeds city council £200 million over the term of the contract compared with the cost of landfilling its residual municipal waste. A planning application to develop the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility at the former wholesale markets site in the Cross Green Industrial Estate was submitted to the Local Planning Authority in June 2012.
Veolia Environmental Services, part of the Veolia Environnement Group, is the UK’s leading waste management company. With a sizeable presence throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the world, Veolia Environmental Services employs over 77,000 people in 33 countries and serves more than 800,000 business clients worldwide. Veolia Environmental Services is the only global provider of a full range of services for handling hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste. It provides waste management and logistics services as well as materials recovery and recycling. Veolia Environmental Services generated revenue of €9.08 billion in 2012.
We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded Platinum Rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2013.
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental services. The company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.4 billion in 2012.
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