Billingham Waste-to-Energy Plant is a 26MW biopower project. It is located in England, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 26 26 Active England, the UK SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK


The project was developed by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK. The project is currently owned by Itochu with a stake of 20% and SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 30,000 households, offsetting 62,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $238.264m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this combined heat and power (CHP) project to release the stored energy from the feed. Household waste which is a kind of municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 turbine with 24.2MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in October 2014.

Contractors Involved

Hitachi Zosen Inova was selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Hitachi Zosen Inova supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 55.7TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 410Degree Celsius. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 50bar.

About SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd (SUEZ), a subsidiary of Suez SA, is a resource management company that offers recycling, production and waste management solutions. The company provides compost, alternative fuel, and wood products, among others. It offers handling of all recycling and waste materials. The company’s technologies and solutions includes Ice Pigging, Satellite Leak Detection, On’Connect Smart Metering and Aquadvanced Water Network Management. SUEZ provides waste management solutions for public, local, government, industry and commerce. The company operates through household waste recycling centres, transfer stations and landfills, and composting and secure shredding facilities. It offers its products from compost to fuel created from waste. SUEZ, formerly Sita UK Limited, is headquartered in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the UK.


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