Norwegian waste management company Geminor has started construction of a facility in Hull where it will separate plastic from general waste for chemical recycling.
Expected to be in operation from the end of 2022, the facility will also produce RDF for both local energy from waste facilities and also for export to the Nordic countries.
It will be run by Geminor’s subsidiary Geminor Waste Treatment (GWT), which is now being established in the UK and is being constructed to cater for its long-term contract with Hull City Council.
The total size of the facility will be 150,000 tonnes and will include a 3,400 square metre steel-framed hall for the sorting and treatment of municipal and commercial waste.
Its contract with Hull City Council should provide a volume of 68,000 tonnes per year.
Geminor UK country manager James Maiden said: “We are delighted to start construction of our new and modern processing facility in Hull and to create a low carbon fuel from Hull City Council’s waste.
“Next year we will implement technology that efficiently strips plastic from the waste, expertise we bring from our recycling facilities in Sweden and Denmark.
“Our intention is to produce low carbon RDF both for the domestic and international market and deliver plastic fractions to our partner Quantafuel’s planned chemical recycling facility in Sunderland.
“This will be GWT’s very first operation in the UK, a project that confirms Geminor’s commitment to the renewable market. The facility will be strategically important with respect to our partner Hull City Council, but also in our efforts to streamline secondary waste exports overseas.”
Construction and engineering company Keltbray is in charge of building the facility.