MVV proposes new energy facility for Wisbech
1st November 2019
UK-based company MVV Environment Ltd has announced plans for a new energy from waste combined heat and power facility generating electricity and steam on land at Algores Way, Wisbech. If its plans are 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.
MVV’s Managing Director, Paul Carey, said:
This is an exciting time for MVV in the UK. We have demonstrated our ability to deliver such projects in Plymouth, Sittingbourne and Dundee, and look forward to engaging with the local community to explain our proposals and seek their views.
MVV Environment Ltd is part of the MVV Group, one of the leading energy companies in Germany.
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.
The total investment will be more than £300 million, and it is anticipated that construction will take around three years, during this time employing up to 700 people. The completed facility will have a 40-year life span and employ about 40 full time equivalent staff in a range of skilled roles. In addition, numerous indirect jobs will be created in the areas of maintenance, cleaning, catering and other goods/services. The value of these will be in the region of at least £5 million per year, with further significant sums such as business rates paid to the local community.
The planning process will involve extensive consultation with all stakeholders. MVV recognises the importance of local people and knowledge to any new project and throughout the consultation period MVV staff will be available to answer questions and explain what the project will entail, as well as how new employment opportunities will be created. MVV will make further announcements in the near future, including the setting up of a project specific website where further information will be available.
Press queries may be directed to:
Paul Carey, Managing Director
07768 842 715
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