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FCC Environment has operated the Eastcroft Energy from Waste Facility (EfW) in Nottingham since 1998

The facility takes around 160,000 tonnes of non-hazardous waste from households and businesses within Nottingham and the wider county for treatment by high temperature incineration and energy recovery. Residual waste is brought to the facility after recyclable materials have been separated out either at home, household waste recycling centres or other waste recycling and treatment facilities. The use of energy recovery at Eastcroft vastly reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill as well as Nottingham’s reliance on fossil fuels to supply the City’s energy needs.

The energy recovery process at Eastcroft generates steam, which is delivered via a pipeline to EnviroEnergy Limited, a company wholly owned by Nottingham City Council. EnviroEnergy supplies heat to a wide range of customers, including 4,600 domestic premises in the city, as well as public buildings including the Broad Marsh shopping centres, Victoria Baths, Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building, the Inland Revenue building, the Magistrates Court, Nottingham City Council offices and the National Ice Centre. Any excess steam is also used to generate electricity which powers the facility and is also supplied to many local customers within Nottingham City.

At FCC, we are committed to ensuring that the local community is fully informed about operations at Eastcroft. If you have any queries regarding the facility you can contact us here. Our Community Information Group (CLG) meets on a regular basis to hear about Eastcroft’s operational performance and to address any queries or concerns the Group may have. More information about the CLG can be found here.

Expanding Eastcroft

The extension of Nottingham’s Energy from Waste Facility (EfW) at Eastcroft has come a step closer, with work beginning this year on the installation of a third operating line.

FCC Environment received planning approval to extend the Eastcroft EfW facility in February 2009, and is planning to begin work shortly on its installation. The extension will allow Eastcroft to process an additional 100,000 tonnes of waste a year, raising the facility’s total capacity to 260,000 tonnes a year.

FCC Environment has awarded a contract to the international environmental, waste management and energy consultancy SLR Consulting who will be working with Dr Born – Dr Ermel, the Germany-based consulting engineers on the engineer-procure-construct-manage (EPCM) based project. Total cost of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study and procurement exercise will be £500,000.

The FEED study is expected to be completed by summer 2011 and construction is planned to start before the end of the year.

Bill Prescott, FCC Environment's Project Development Director, explained: “This extension will allow Eastcroft to significantly reduce reliance on landfill, helpfight against climate change and generatemore renewable energy. As more energy becomes available when the extension is operational, it will also help expand the existing district heating scheme.”

Eastcroft generates steam for Enviroenergy Limited, a company wholly owned by Nottingham City Council. Environenergy supplies heat to a wide range of customers, including 4,600 domestic premises in the city, as well as public buildings including the Broad Marsh shopping centres, Victoria Baths, Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building, the Inland Revenue building, the Magistrates Court and the National Ice Centre.

Plans to enable existing lines 1 and 2 to operate at their full design capacity of 200,000 tonnes per annum are also taking shape, and operators WRG will be submitting an application to vary the annual waste throughput, as specified in the site’s existing Environmental Permit. A planning application for enlarging Eastcroft’s Tipping Hall, to improve vehicle access to the facility, will also be submitted.

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