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Walker Morris advises in the development of a £100 million energy from waste facility

Leading law firm Walker Morris has advised MVV Environment Ltd. on the construction and operation of a £100 million energy from waste facility in Dundee. The project, which has been commissioned by Dundee City Council and Angus Council, is set to provide cleaner and more efficient energy to the region and will support up to 300 jobs during construction.

A multidisciplinary team from Walker Morris, headed by Energy, Infrastructure and Government Partner, Ben Sheppard, has provided legal expertise across all aspects of the project. Work undertaken by the firm includes advising on the procurement, contract structuring and negotiation and employment and pensions advice.

Construction of the facility is projected to take three years and is set to be built close to the current Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd plant, which it is set to replace. The new facility will be capable of producing combined heat and power (CHP) and has a capacity of 110,000 tonnes, which is enough to treat all residual waste from both councils.

Ben Sheppard, from Walker Morris, said:

“The energy team at Walker Morris are delighted to have supported MVV on this exciting project which will deliver an efficient and environmentally friendly source of power to the regions of Dundee and Angus while preventing household waste from going to landfill.”

Walker Morris’ involvement within the Dundee and Angus waste project furthers the Firm’s already significant experience advising in energy contracts. The Walker Morris team recently advised longstanding client Associated Waste Management on a 12-year contract with Bradford Council for waste treatment and recently advised Barn Energy and its sister company Northern Hydropower Ltd on the development of their Knottingley hydro-electrical scheme which was the largest river hydro project to be commissioned in England since 2000.