MVV Environment biomass power plant at Ridham Dock now officially in operation
Investment of around Euro 140 million – Commitment to sustainable, environmentallyfriendly energy generation
After around three years of planning and construction, on Tuesday MVV Environment officially launched operations at its new biomass power plant at Ridham Dock. MVV Environment is the British subsidiary of the German energy company MVV Energie (Mannheim). Following the opening of a waste-fired combined heat and power plant in Plymouth in the summer, the plant at Ridham Dock already represents MVV Energie´s second investment in the United Kingdom. "This way, we are underlining our commitment to renewable energies and efficiency as key pillars of sustainable, environmentally-friendly energy generation", stressed Dr. Georg Müller, MVV Energie's CEO, who oversaw the launch of operations together with Matt Gale, Chair of Iwade Parish Council.
MVV Energie has invested around Euro 140 million in total in the new power plant at Ridham Dock. The plant will incinerate more than 170,000 tonnes of waste and non-recyclable timber from the Greater London region each year. The power plant has a net electricity capacity of 23 megawatts and will generate almost 200 million kilowatts a year of green electricity. This will be fed into the British high-voltage grid. The power plant is also equipped for heat extraction. Thanks to the new plant, more than 30 new jobs have been created on location. Overall, MVV Energie has nearly 70 employees in the UK.