Our role: We have signed a share purchase agreement with Logik Developments Limited, to acquire full ownership of the land, off Weighbridge Road
Project status: In development. We are progressing well with the development of the project, with highlights including:
Participating in ongoing discussions with potential funders and co-developers;
Sourcing the optimal construction and operational structure; and
Completing technical due diligence with technology insurance providers.
Subject to additional planning and financing, we estimate that the proposed Deeside RDF Plant will have the capacity to convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes per year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial waste, otherwise destined for landfill or incineration, into 20 MWe of green electricity, enough to power 37,500 homes, and 27 MW of thermal heat production. The electricity and heat could be exported to the grid and/or sold locally, with our preference being to create private wire and heat networks using the surplus electricity and heat for the local community. The proposed plant is on 6.27 hectares of land on Deeside Industrial Estate and the site formerly housed a Gaz De France power station. The site currently has planning permission for the construction and operation of a waste management facility for municipal, commercial and industrial waste for 182,000 tonnes of annual residual waste, and an anaerobic digestion plant which is projected to produce 2 MW of biogas. Under the current planning, 60-70% of the RDF produced at the proposed waste management facility would incur disposal and/or landfill costs. We are seeking additional planning permission such that its advanced gasification technology can be applied to the project, which would reduce the proposed plant’s environmental impact, while also improving its economics and recruit dozens of local people to new jobs.