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Prosiect Gwyrdd contract signed

December 10, 2013

Today (10 December 2013) Viridor has signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract with Cardiff City Council, acting on behalf Prosiect Gwyrdd; a partnership of five local authorities from across South Wales, to treat the councils’ residual waste over the next 25 years. 

The waste from the five authorities; Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan and Newport, will be treated at Viridor’s Energy from Waste (EfW) facility that is currently being built at Trident Park, Cardiff and due for completion in 2014.

Prosiect Gwyrdd will deliver an average of 172 000 tonnes of waste per year with the plant also taking up to 178 000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from across South Wales. Operating at its full capacity of 350 000 tonnes, the facility will generate 28 MW of power by producing electricity, enough energy to provide 50,000 households entire electric needs. Viridor is also working with Cardiff Council on future plans for a district heating network which could increase the power generation through electricity and heat to 43MW.

Viridor Business Development Director, Howard Ellard said “After a three-year tendering process, we are delighted to have signed this contract and look forward to providing this essential service to the project partners and their residents. The construction of the £223 m facility has already brought jobs and economic benefits to the area, and will provide around 40 permanent jobs (including apprenticeship opportunities). The project represents another key milestone in the development of Viridor’s PPP/EfW strategy”.

The five Councils will start sending waste from September 2015, with full service starting on 1st April 2016.

Find out more about the Trident Park EfW facility here.

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