Site Visit

Important information
The coach for the site visit will depart from the Royal College of Physicians at 9.45-10am on Monday 20 February. It is expected to arrive back at the Royal College of Physicians at 4.30-5pm.

A visit to a leading waste to energy plant is a highlight of the Energy from Waste Conference. This site visit provides delegates with a unique opportunity to explore operational and technical issues in greater depth.

The Energy from Waste 2017 site visit will be at the Greatmoor energy from waste facility on Monday 20 February, with transport provided to and from central London to the plant.

Spaces are limited for the site visit to the Greatmoor energy from waste facility.

The Energy from Waste facility at Greatmoor, near Calvert in the north of Buckinghamshire, is an exciting new facility which opened in June 2016.

FCC Environment was awarded a 30-year residual waste contract in 2012, which was signed in April 2013, and the contract was said described as saving the county £150 million over the 30 year period, largely by switching from landfill to EfW for the waste.

Greatmoor has been designed and built by Hitachi Zosen INOVA (HZI) with work on site starting in September 2013.

It will thermally treat up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum, comprising both household and commercial waste that would have otherwise been disposed of in landfill sites. As a result, this will generate approximately 22 megawatts of electricity (a significant proportion of which will be from renewable sources) for export to the local grid. This is sufficient to meet the energy demands of up to 36,000 homes.

The plant will employ 46 full time, permanent operatives and is estimated to generate up to £2.3m for the local Aylesbury Vale economy per year.