The Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) facility, which has been handed over to the client Buckinghamshire County Council, is designed to process 900t of municipal solid waste per day.

The municipal solid waste for the EfW facility will be sourced from Aylesbury Vale and through waste transfer stations (WTS) from the south of the county.

Power generated from the plant will be sold to FCC Buckinghamshire, a special purpose company established by FCC Environment (UK).

Earlier, FCC Environment, which is a subsidiary of major Spanish construction firm Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, partnered with Buckinghamshire County Council to build the EfW plant at Greatmoor.

As part of this effort, FCC Buckinghamshire awarded £275m full turnkey contract to HZI to undertake plant construction including civil engineering work.

During the 30-year period, the contract will save over £150m to Buckinghamshire tax payers, Buckinghamshire County Council said.

Located in the Calvert area, 110km northwest of London, the facility is designed for sanitary and environmentally sound incineration of waste. It is equipped to produce 27,700kW of electricity required to power 36,000 households.

The project, which generated about 300 jobs during the three-year construction phase, will create 40 permanent jobs.

Image: The new energy-from-waste plant in Buckinghamshire County, UK. Photo: courtesy of Hitachi Zosen Corporation.