Contractors appointed for £480m Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant
Global engineer Black & Veatch will deliver the project atimed at providing energy to 2,500 homes from a waste facility at the Lostocks Works near Northwich.
The 37-acre site is located on Lostock Gralam Farm Road in Rudheath.
The Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant is a joint venture between investor Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and waste management company FCC Environment. FCC will operate the facility.
Following the collapse of the previous contractor last year, civil design, piling, and civil construction subcontractors were appointed to complete the enabling works.
Youssef Merjaneh, Black & Veatch’s senior vice president managing director, said: “Black & Veatch will deploy its global and national experience and proven delivery in large-scale energy from waste projects to provide LSEP with execution certainty on Lostock.”
The £480m project is expected to be operational by 2025.
A division of the global clean energy technology group within Babcock & Wilcox, Babcock & Wilcox Renewable, has also been appointed as the powertrain contractor for the development.
A spokesperson from LSEP Ltd said: “Black and Veatch and Babcock and Wilcox Renewable as the lead contracting partners is a key milestone on our journey to manage the delivery of the LSEP plant, and provides the certainty that will help us to unlock the significant investment, job creation and energy security benefits of the project.”
Consent was granted for the scheme in 2012 under Section 36 of the Electricity Act.
Axis is the planning consultant for the project.