Energy lawyers at Walker Morris advise Energos on Derby waste plant

Energy Efficiency Print news article

05/09/2014

05/09/2014
Contract signed on £950 million, 27-year waste project

Energy and waste specialists from law firm Walker Morris have advised Energos on its role in a £950 million PPP waste project in Derby.

The 27-year contract was signed on 20 August between Resource Recover Solutions (RRS), a joint venture between Interserve and Shanks Group, and Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils.  It will see Interserve build and operate a £145 million new mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility and an onsite gasification plant, which Shanks will operate alongside Derby’s existing waste management facilities.

Walker Morris lawyers advised Energos on as the contractor supplying the gasification facility, which will convert refuse derived fuel from the MBT into energy.

It is expected that the new facility, due to be completed by April 2017, will divert up to 98% of residents’ residual waste from landfill, while also generating enough green electricity to power approximately 14,000 homes.

Ben Sheppard, partner leading the Walker Morris team said:

“The deal reinforces Energos’s position as a leading provider of advanced conversion treatment technology. As a long standing client of the firm we are delighted to have advised Energos on this exciting project which involved specialist advice to balance the critical risk factors for all the parties involved including local authorities, technology providers and funders and to drive the project through to a successful completion.”

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