what is energy from waste?
Energy from Waste (or EfW) is the generation of partly renewable electricity and/or usable heat from non-recyclable waste that would otherwise go to landfill in the UK, or to other countries as ‘Refuse Derived Fuel.’
Like any power plant, the heat from the burning waste is used to boil water and generate steam which turns a turbine to drive a generator. Efficiencies can be increased if some of the steam can be used for heating, for example for industrial processes such as cooking food.
UK-based company MVV Environment Ltd plans to develop a new energy from waste combined heat and power facility generating electricity and steam on land at Algores Way, Wisbech. If successful, a new company, to be called ‘MVV Environment Medworth,’ will be looking to employ local people to help build, operate and maintain the facility.
The proposed energy from waste combined heat and power facility will divert over half a million tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill every year, generating over 50 megawatts of electricity and offering the opportunity to supply steam to local factories.
who are MVV?
- MVV UK is part of the MVV Energie AG group
- Approx. 6,000 employees
- 3.9 billion € turnover
- MVV's history
1873 - City of Mannheim takes over the gasworks
1923 - First Mannheim power plant operated by MVV
1964 - First CHP power plant fuelled by waste
1999 - Privatisation to MVV Energie AG
2008 - Expansion into the UK
- 50.1% owned by the local authority - Mannheim City Council
Adam Din QHSE Intern
meet our people
At our newest facility in Dundee, construction is almost complete and we have recruited a new team to operate and maintain it. As with our other facilities in Devonport, Plymouth and Ridham Dock, Kent, we have employed people from the local area where possible.
Have a look at the videos on this page to see what our people have to say about working in the industry
Barry Connor QHSE Intern
James Tullett EC&I Technician
Kenny Dow Maintenance Manager
Kevin Crichton Shift Manager
Simon Norris Operations Manager
Steven Esposito Maintenance Engineer