06. June 2012 | MVV

Devonport Project wins prestigious national award

MVV Environment Devonport Ltd has been awarded the Grand Prix for the best national Public Private Partnership project for its Energy from Waste with Combined Heat and Power scheme in Devonport, Plymouth.

MVV is a subsidiary of the German company MVV Umwelt.

The award by the business magazine Partnerships Bulletin recognises MVV Environment Devonport's achievement in successfully bringing forward this scheme to build and operate an Energy from Waste plant in the dockyard area of Plymouth. The project has been commissioned by the South West Devon Waste Partnership. Energy from waste is a modern, well proven and safe way of making good use of waste left over after recycling which would otherwise go to landfill.

The Devonport project won the "Best Waste/Energy/Water Project" category and came second in "Best Sustainability in a Project" category. The South West Devon Waste Partnership team won the award for "Best Local Government Project Team".

"This award from an independent and prestigious jury is a great honour, and recognition that our project is world class", says Paul Carey, MD of MVV Environment Devonport. "The efficient use of non-recyclable waste for the production of renewable energy is an essential part of a sustainable waste management strategy. MVV Umwelt has more than 40 years' experience in this business, and bringing this expertise to the British market is an exciting prospect."

The 250-million-Euro plant is planned to commence operations in 2014.