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£100m Dundee waste incinerator wins approval

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March 21 2017

£100m Dundee waste incinerator wins approval
German utility group MVV Energie has obtained planning permission for construction of a £100m replacement energy-from-waste incinerator at Baldovie, Dundee.

Sporting a 90m tall chimney the facility will be capable of burning through 110,000 tonnes of waste annually, transforming this waste into around 8MW of electricity and steam which is then sold on to the National Grid and nearby Michelin plant, or used to power local heating networks.

In a statement MVV said: “MVV believes the Baldovie site offers significant advantages as a waste treatment site. First of all, it has an existing Energy from Waste (EfW) facility, therefore an established use; secondly, an EfW facility can provide cost effective, environmentally friendly and sustainable heat and electricity for the adjoining Michelin factory, one of Dundee’s biggest employers.”

With a projected lifespan of 25 years the plant will employ the latest technology to ensure quiet and clean operation while diverting household, commercial and industrial waste from landfill.

2 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 21 Mar 2017 at 21:16 PM
In Vienna the mayor commissioned Hundertwasser to bring colour to a power station. Couldn't we have a bit colour and fun to the exterior of this? We have enough gray in Scotland. Let there be light!
Joanne Brindley
#2 Posted by Joanne Brindley on 22 Mar 2017 at 13:02 PM
I am presuming the LVIA determined the colour Graeme to blend into our grey Scottish sky!

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