The site currently has planning permission for a waste recycling facility, an anaerobic digestion facility, and 9 MW of electrical generation with 2 MW of battery storage, exporting 11 MWe to the grid annually. The Phase 2 would see Advanced Gasification Technology applied to the project to make it capable of converting 80,000 tonnes annually of refuse derived fuel waste, generating an estimated additional 6-8 MW of ‘green’ electricity.
Our role: We are co-developer and gasification technology provider of the project, working closely in partnership with Rotunda Group and its subsidiary Shankley Biogas at Watts Industrial Estate, Southport Hybrid Energy Park, Merseyside, UK.
Developments: The plant is currently making progress at earlier stages, including:
- Ongoing discussions with potential funders and co-developers
- Signing a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire full ownership of the project
- Completing technical due diligence with technology insurance providers.
Take a tour of the forthcoming RDF-to-energy plant in Merseyside, including both anaerobic digestion and advanced gasification technology areas, in this short video…
Site update – November 2021: With permission for a pre-existing Phase 1 anaerobic digestion facility, there is an intended Phase 2 addition of an advanced gasification facility. We have now submitted a revised planning application for Phase 1, in advance of the intended Phase 2 planning submission. A pre-planning consultation has been carried out with the local authority whereby Phase 1 and Phase 2 master plans were welcomed by the local authority and given their support.