Wheelabrator withdraws Hampshire EfW plans

Written by: Maddie Ballard | Published:

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced that it will no longer proceed with its plans for an energy from waste (EfW) facility in Hampshire.

The proposed Wheelabrator Harewood project, which was to be built at the A303 Enviropark, would have diverted up to 500,000 tonnes of household and business waste from landfill or export each year.

Wheelabrator has withdrawn its plans to focus on other projects, according to a statement released on 20 February.

The clean energy company had launched a public consultation in November 2019 on the proposed Hampshire plant.

Paul Green, vice president for business development at Wheelabrator, said: “The UK waste to energy market is extremely buoyant with significant capacity gaps remaining in the residual waste management infrastructure.

“Having undertaken a strategic review of the wide range of opportunities in our current pipeline, we have decided to focus our efforts on further advanced waste to energy projects, and as such, will no longer continue to invest in the development of the Wheelabrator Harewood waste to energy facility.

“Wheelabrator would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback as part of our recent community consultations.”

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer, in North Wales, and Ferrybridge 2, in West Yorkshire, two of the company’s other facilities, reached full commercial operation in December 2019.

Wheelabrator Kemsley, another of the company’s facilities, is set to become operational later this year.

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