On 12th October 2018, North East Lincolnshire Council issued a Notice of Decision approving North Beck Energy's plans to build a 49.5 MW waste-to-energy (WtE) facility on land south of Queens Road in Immingham. Agent for the planning application was AXIS.
The facility will be fuelled by up to 500,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste per annum and will have the potential to export steam and hot water in addition to electricity generation. It is expected to take three years to build at a cost of £220 million, with construction possibly starting on-site within the next 12 months.
James Baker, North Beck Energy’s Development Director, says that construction and funding arrangements are nearing completion and he is expecting to finalise fuel supply agreements with suppliers by mid-2019.
Once completed, the facility will have an estimated annual maintenance spend of £3.5 million.
On 30th November 2018, North Beck Energy submitted an environmental permit application (EPR/BP3739QT/A001) to the Environment Agency for the development. The permit seeks consent for an on-site waste storage capacity of 8,200 tonnes and a maximum waste throughput of 676,000 tonnes per annum, significantly higher than the original planning application. Pöyry Energy acted as consultant/agent for the application.