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November 26, 2021

Darwen Waste to Energy Plant, UK

By Carmen

Darwen Waste to Energy Plant is a 44.5MW biopower project. It is planned in England, the UK. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 44.5 44.5 Permitting England, the UK SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK


The project is being developed and currently owned by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 60,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $266.452m.

Darwen Waste to Energy Plant is a combined heat and power (CHP) project. Industrial waste and municipal solid waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

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, fuel, refuse derived fuel and solid recovered fuel; and wood products, among others. It offers handling of all recycling and waste materials. SUK 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. SUK, formerly Sita UK Limited, is headquartered in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the UK.


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