Fleetwood, UK. (Map Credit: Ordnance Survey/CC BY-SA 3.0)
Waste-powered fish plant to be built in UK
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 03:40 (GMT + 9)
Plans for the creation of a new Fish Park in Fleetwood have been revealed, whose 140,000sq ft development would imply a GBP 20 million (USD 30.3 million) investment.
This park, which will be powered by a GBP 60 million (USD 91 million) energy-from-waste plant built as an integrated development by Preston-based Reform Energy, could create up to 150 new jobs and will safeguard around 600 already involved in the fish processing businesses in the town, The Business Desk reported.
“This development will bring a new economic energy to Fleetwood with the creation of the Fish Park and also addresses two issues dominating the green agenda - delivering more energy generation from sustainable resources and reducing waste going to landfill, pointed out Reform Energy chief executive John Potter.
And the executive also remarked: “The energy recovery system we have chosen is designed to efficiently use waste material from commercial sources that would otherwise only be disposed of to landfill.”
Potter also explained that sophisticated technology and management of the site by our expert team will mean little or no local impact but enormous benefits in terms of green energy and new employment.
Media sources consulted by Fis.com reported that the combined recovered energy output of the plant is sufficient to meet the needs of up to 8,000 homes with around 10 megawatts of electricity, and up to 24 megawatts of heat created using around 80,000 tonnes of recovered commercial waste material as fuel.
The new plant will substantially reduce waste going to landfill, at the same time recovering energy that would otherwise be lost.
The fish industry in Fleetwood already generates GBP 135 million a year, and employs more than 600 people, making it the town’s single biggest form of industry.