non-statutory consultation

The second phase of non-statutory consultation        is now closed.

Consultation documents remain available for information and download here.

Please note we will not be providing individual responses to your feedback form; all comments and responses will be collated into a Consultation Feedback Report, which will be available at the statutory consultation in Spring 2021.

Details of the statutory consultation will be be provided in due course.

dealing with waste today for a better tomorrow
dealing with waste today for a better tomorrow
dealing with waste today for a better tomorrow
MVV Wave


Turbine in a field

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.

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project overview

project overview

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. 

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who are MVV?

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

liaison committee

join the liaison committee

It is important for us to establish constructive two-way communication with you, the public. One way that we have successfully achieved this at our other facilities is via a local liaison committee.

We would like to invite you to sign-up for regular updates and meetings with us. Whether these need to remain online for now, or can be safely held in person, all necessary Covid-secure measures will be taken.

If you are interested in joining, please feel free to speak to our staff at an upcoming exhibition. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone, email or register your interest via the 'get in touch' form.

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a selection of frequently asked questions

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