Wheelabrator Parc Adfer, North Wales
Wheelabrator is developing an energy recovery facility on a former steelworks site at the Deeside Industrial Park in Flintshire. The facility has been named Parc Adfer, to reflect the way in which it will help North Wales recover energy from its non-recyclable waste (Adfer meaning to 'recover' or 'restore' in Welsh).
In 2014, Wheelabrator was selected as preferred bidder to build and operate the facility over the next 25 years as a public-private partnership (PPP) with five local authorities in North Wales - Conwy County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council, Flintshire County Council, Gwynedd Council and the Isle of Anglesey County Council. In May 2015, Flintshire County Council's Planning and Development Control Committee awarded planning consent to the Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility.
The facility will be able to process up to 200,000 tonnes of non-recyclable household waste per year, generating enough electricity to meet the needs of over 30,000 UK homes. This is waste that would otherwise have been sent to a landfill or been pre-treated and exported to European energy-from-waste plants.
Once construction of the combined heat and power facility is completed in 2019/2020, the facility is expected to produce 18.8MW (gross) of electrical power. Parc Adfer will also have the capability of providing valuable steam or heat to local industry and housing.
The construction phase is expected to result in hundreds of additional jobs and create around 35 new, full-time operational roles at the facility when plant operations commence in 2019. There will also be a significant number of opportunities for supply chain and business services - both during construction and throughout the 25-year operational phase. To learn more about Wheelabrator Parc Adfer please visit the project website.