Project timeline •
1 February 2013: Signing of contract between the Peterborough City Council and Viridor, with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund and Interserve Construction Ltd. serving as consortium partners and joint suppliers of the plant and associated buildings. • June 2013: Projected start of construction.
• 2015: Expected completion date of the plant.
• The total project investment is around GBP 75 million. • Babcock & Wilcox Vølund will supply the complete waste treatment system in cooperation with our subsidiary Götaverken Miljö who will supply the flue gas cleaning system. • Interserve Construction will construct all of the plant’s buildings. • Viridor will operate the plant for 30 years, beginning in 2015.
The plant will process waste from Peterborough City for the next 30 years and has an annual capacity of up to 85,000 tonnes of waste. Peterborough currently produces around 90,000 tonnes of waste each year.
The city’s annual volume of waste is expected to increase to 140,000 tonnes by 2040.
Today, 43% of the city’s waste is recycled, while the remaining 50,000 tonnes or so are deposited in landfills.
The new energy-from-waste plant means that 94% of the city’s landfill waste will instead be used to generate electricity.
The plant’s electrical power generation capacity will be 7.25 MW. Its annual electrical production will be around 53,000 MWh, which corresponds to 15% of the total annual household electrical consumption in Peterborough.
Could well be that SHOWCASE Cinema in Fengate can possibly add "ultra smellyvision" to their impressive list of extras, as we hear the nearby proposed Biomass Plant (some councillors have an interest we understand) as it will now process some nine huge stacks of excrement and food waste; for those of a gentle disposition, its termed 'Organic Waste' or 'Poo' all to be trucked by road, into the Fengate business, restaurant and retail park.
Unless we are very much mistaken Committee Chair Cllr Harper has yet to raise a symbolic finger against the Fengate Biomass plant, but has been loudly sounding off about the small one near to HMP in Park Farm. Which has now been withdrawn and work on the Horsey Road site halted !!!
The Town and Country Planning
(Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 Minerals/Waste Application (Full)
Description of proposal: Erection of Gas to Grid Anaerobic Digestion Plant to comprise four digester tanks, technical operations building, silage clamp, storage lagoons, four liquid waste tanks, Gas Flare, Gas Upgrading System (GUS) and Gas Entry Unit (GEU), separator, cooling unit, transformer, heating kiosk and two underground propane tanks
Site address: Land Adjacent To Horsey Toll Farm Whittlesey Road Stanground Peterborough
Further to previous correspondence relating to the above matter I write to inform you that the Applicant has asked for the application to be withdrawn. Accordingly, we have stopped all work on processing the application and no decision will be made. There is no right of appeal against such a decision.
What happens next?
The applicant may choose to re-submit this or an amended application to us at a future date. We will notify you again if such an application is submitted. Back to Stanground East: HMP standing in this case for the 'Harper Memorial Playground'. Just think of the Fengate plant as the huge big brother to the small one Cllr Harper won't now have on his doorstep thanks to Peterborough Tribune readers!
The matter has been referred to a planning Committee so if tyou want to speak or put a letter in, do it quickly before we rename Peterborough Environment C*ap it all City ....your really could not make this up... Here are the dates of the meeting at the end of the month. We have our letter in, still time for you to do the same.
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- Councillor Chris Harper (Chairman)
- Councillor Lucia Serluca (Vice Chairman)
- Councillor Peter Hiller
- Councillor Nigel North
- Councillor June Stokes
- Councillor Stuart Martin
- Councillor Ann Sylvester
- Councillor David Harrington
- Councillor John Okonkowski
- Councillor Stephen Lane
- Councillor Graham Casey (Reserve)
- Councillor Nabil Shabbir (Reserve)
- Councillor Chris Ash (Reserve)
- Councillor Roger Herdman (Reserve)
- Councillor John Fox (Reserve)
Telephone: 01733 453410
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