Leading wood recycling firm Plevin plans to open the UK’s largest wood recycling centre.
The family business plans to install a new £5 million facility on a 50 acre site in Hazlehead, South Yorkshire, that will process 150,000 tonnes of waste wood a year.
This facility will primarily manufacture recycled wood chips for energy giant E.On’s £120 million renewable energy plant at Blackburn Meadows, near Sheffield. Plevin will be the exclusive suppliers of fuel for the biomass-fired facility.
Plevin managing director Jamie Plevin said: “The Hazlehead facility will be a fantastic development for us, and with the E.On contract we are making significant strides towards our growth targets.
“As well as helping us expand our operations by giving us further capacity for new contracts, Hazlehead will also help us to offer increased processing volumes to existing customers.
“The addition of the Hazlehead facility to our portfolio brings our total waste wood and recycled woodchip manufacturing capacity to 350,000 tonnes per year.
“The project will allow us to have an open gate policy for contracted suppliers on all grades of waste wood. Once completed, we will be able to offer guaranteed recycling of a large volume high and low grade waste wood.”