YORKSHIRE-based Associated Waste Management (AWM) is proud to be the first business to supply refuse derived fuel (RDF) into the second of two multifuel, energy-from-waste (EfW) plants at Ferrybridge.
Located on the same site as Ferrybridge Multifuel 1, Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 power station will have a generating capacity of circa 70 MW, sufficient to power 180,000 homes.
FM2 is capable of treating up to 675,000 tonnes of waste derived fuels each year.
AWM’s 150,000 tpa fuel supply agreement commenced this week with AWM vehicles delivering the very first loads to be tipped into the 30,000m3 ground level bunker, which will feed two boiler lines fed by overhead loading cranes.
Hot commissioning commences shortly and AWM will provide a continuous supply during the commissioning period.
Tim Shapcott, commercial director UK, commented: “AWM has a long-standing relationship with SSE, supplying Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 since 2016. In 2017 the business successfully concluded a deal with Bradford Metropolitan District Council to treat, manage and utilise thermal recovery for the 164,000 tonnes of waste over the 15-year life of the contract. Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 has always been at the centre point of this contract and to be present at the very first delivery today was unprecedented.”
In November 2018, AWM was acquired by the Beauparc Utility Group and are now part of a focussed UK network of waste businesses, head quartered in Leeds.
Eamonn Hanley, UK logistics and operations director for Beauparc UK commented: “The supply of waste for energy to FM2 enables AWM to provide customers with a highly sustainable thermal off-take.
“To support the commencement of this contract we are progressing well with a £2.5 million vehicle rollout project. We have introduced all new Euro 6 tractor units that will haul fuel to Ferrybridge and new trailers with hydraulic netting systems. The 14-mile journey to Ferrybridge started at our facility at Stourton, South Leeds.
“Watching the five-vehicle convoy departing the site this morning was a proud moment and as a business we’re exceptionally pleased to be working in partnership with Multifuelenergy.”
This new off-take further supports the drive to concentrate on the production of renewable fuels both in the UK and overseas for RDF, SRF and the pellet market.