Construction contractor Kier is to soon begin construction of the MVV Devonport energy from waste facility in Plymouth.
This follows securing of planning permission and the environment permit for the 240,000 tonnes per year plant.
The appointment follows one year of design and the completion of pre-construction works, during which Kier has supported MVV’s in-house contracting company, MVV O&M GmBH as part of South West Devon Waste Partnership’s 25-year waste management contract.
Kier infrastructure business regional managing director Sean Jeffrey said: “We are pleased to be awarded the contract and to be working with MVV on the next phase of works to deliver this state-of-the-art facility, which will deal with the partnership’s waste.
“This will enable us to extend our considerable local experience and contribute further to our position of being the UK’s number one contractor for power-related infrastructure.”
It is expected that commissioning of the facility will start in the third quarter of 2014.