Buckinghamshire EFW project
Welcome! This website is here to keep you up to date with the latest news and developments of the Buckinghamshire Residual Waste Treatment Contract.
Update 10th Jan 2017: Dedicated Website Launch
The Greatmoor Energy from Waste Facility has launched a dedicated website which can be found at www.greatmoor.co.uk.
FCC Environment has entered into partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council to develop new sustainable waste management infrastructure for the county.
The contract will save Buckinghamshire County Council approximately £150 milion during the life of the 30 year contract. It will reduce reliance on landfill, increasing recycling and generate 22MW electricity – enough to power 36,000 homes. It will also provide a boost to the local economy, including creating approximately 300 temporary jobs during the three year construction and 40 permanent skilled jobs.
We have planning permission for the Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Greatmoor near Calvert, and a Transfer Station at High Heavens. We have also secured environmental permits for the EfW at Greatmoor and the High Heavens Transfer Station.
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Who is FCC Environment?
FCC Environment is a leading UK waste management and energy recovery company, part of FCC, the international environmental services, infrastructure and energy group.
FCC Environment's business focus is the delivery of integrated waste management solutions to meet national, regional and local needs for local authorities and commercial companies. The Company operates facilities for the reception, recycling, disposal and recovery of value from waste, and also manages a wide range of recycling sites on behalf of local authorities for use by the general public.
How is the project being funded?
The project will be funded by borrowing, and FCC Environment has engaged with a number of large banks who have sufficient funds to provide the necessary loans to support the project.
Sales of electricity to the National Grid will help to offset the cost of the new infrastructure and will reduce costs for the authority and its rate payers.
I have more Questions?
We receive a wide range of questions from our local communities, some of which are popular questions. Please take a look at our FAQs, and some questions that are often asked about our High Heavens Transfer Station. If you can’t find an answer to your, please get in touch.