Dunbar Waste to Energy Plant is a 30MW biopower project. It is located in Scotland, the UK. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 30 30 Active Scotland, the UK Careys Group; Viridor Waste Management


The project was developed by Careys Group and Viridor Waste Management. The project is currently owned by Viridor Waste Management.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 39,000 households. The project cost is $276.472m.

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

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2019.

Contractors Involved

Babcock & Wilcox Volund and Interserve Group were selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Babcock & Wilcox Volund was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project.

Babcock & Wilcox Volund supplied steam boiler for the project.

Valmet is the O&M contractor for the project for a period of 3 years.

About Viridor Waste Management

Viridor Waste Management Limited (Viridor) is a waste management service provider. The company operates landfill sites, recycling facilities, and waste processing sites in the UK. It provides recycling and resource recovery services including recycling collection to the separation of domestic and commercial materials in its materials recycling facilities; and windrow and in-vessel composting of green and organic wastes. Viridor assembles and sorts the items from domestic and commercial garbage; recovers items that are recycled; treats waste to extract value; and disposes the left over. It transforms million tons of materials into quality recyclate. The company operates more than 320 facilities and works with over 90 local authorities and thousands of private customers in the UK. It also operates two glass recycling facilities such as Bonnyrigg and St Helens. The company operates as a subsidiary of Viridor Waste Limited, which is subsidiary of Pennon Group. Viridor is headquartered in Taunton, Somerset, the UK.


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