Efficient waste management in Dundee, Scotland
In November 2017, MVV entered into a contract with Dundee City and Angus Councils to manage their residual waste (that is waste left over after recyclable materials have been removed). It is a long-term contract under which MVV will take over and operate the existing energy from waste facility in Baldovie while building a new, modern facility next door.
The new facility will use around 110,000 tonnes of residual waste per year to generate electricity. It will also aim to fulfil the requirements of the Scottish Government’s hierarchical Zero Waste priorities on
- recovery (of energy for example)
Planning permission was granted by Dundee City Council on 24th March 2017. In November 2020, SEPA approved MEB’s application to vary the environmental permit to allow parallel operation of the current facility and the new EfW CHP facility. Collectively, these facilities have created an additional 30 jobs on sites and have a capacity of processing approximately 200,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum.
The new facility is running well and in the final stages of testing. Despite the challenges brought upon the construction industry by Covid-19 and the worst snowstorm experienced in 10 years (Beast from the East 2), our new energy from waste facility received its first waste delivery from a Dundee City Council refuse truck in the morning of 12th March 2021 following the end of the cold commissioning testing process. Thereafter, we celebrated the First Waste Fire ignited using household waste from Dundee City and Angus Councils on 16th March.
Further details can be found here on the website of our British subsidiary.