DWD has advised Multifuel Energy Ltd (MEL) a joint venture between SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. on proposals for two multifuel power stations on land at SSE’s Ferrybridge ‘C’ coal-fired Power Station site near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
In late 2011, DWD secured consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for FM1. FM1 became operational in July 2015 and generates up to 90 megawatts (MW) gross of electricity from a range of waste derived fuel. FM1 involved building on some of the sports and recreational land at the existing coal-fired power station and DWD advised SSE on the Section 106 agreement for replacement facilities, including discussions with Sport England. DWD also co-ordinated the discharge of the planning conditions attached to the Section 36 consent.
More recently DWD has advised MEL on the preparation of the DCO application for FM2 and provided representation throughout the Development Consent Order (DCO) examination. The DCO was made by the Secretary of State in October 2015. FM2 will process up to 675,000 tonnes of waste derived fuel per annum, generating enough power (around 90 MW) for around 160,000 homes, and is expected to be operational toward the end of 2018. DWD secured the discharge of the DCO requirements (similar to planning conditions) and is also advising MEL on an amendment to the DCO.