A range of sustainable fuel sources, including biomass, waste-derived fuels and waste wood, will be used by the facility to produce electricity and heat.

SSE’s joint venture with Shanks (3SE) will provide processed waste-derived fuels for use at the facility from nearby Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster councils.

Enabling works are due to start in early 2012 with the main construction period commencing in October 2012 and a planned project completion date of early 2015.

SSE is also currently constructing a trial carbon capture facility at Ferrybridge power station, in collaboration with Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall.

SSE Generation is a generation business of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).