Local construction firm Tolent Construction has been awarded the contract to prepare the site for the build of the world’s largest gasification plant.
Air Products intends to construct the 50MW facility at Billingham, Teeside that will handle 350,000 tonnes of waste per year.
It also announced in October plans for a second gasification facility of similar size and scale to the one in Billingham that will be situated in North Teeside.
Air Products Energy Business vice president David Taylor said: “Air Products has been working on Teeside for many years and we appreciate the level of skilled, professional people in the region such as those working for Tolent.
“We are pleased to be able to show how projects such as ours can help maintain and support a strong local economy while also helping the region reach renewable energy and environmental targets.”