MVV Environment is moving forward with plans for a new waste to energy (wte) plant in the South of England. The UK subsidiary of German utility MVV submitted a planning application for a 260,000 tonnes per year combined heat and power (CHP) facility, to be located at the Canford Resource Park near Wimborne Minster.
MVV says that the proposed "Canford energy from waste combined heat and power facility" would complement the resource park’s existing activities which include waste processing facilities. The land also houses a closed landfill and was previously developed for a much smaller energy from waste facility which is no longer operational, according to the company. The new Canford energy from waste (EfW) facility is intended to treat residual municipal solid waste from the area. The proposed site is located within the unitary authority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCR).
MVV Environment already operates two waste to energy plants in the UK, at Plymouth (265,000 tonnes per year) and Dundee (220,000 tpy), and a biomass power plant fuelled with waste wood at Ridham Dock, in Kent (172,000 tpy). The company is also developing an energy from waste plant to be named Medworth in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.