Imtech has received a €30m ($42.33m) contract from MVV Energie to provide a steam-turbine generator for its new energy-from-waste power plant in Plymouth, UK.

The generator, equipped with an air-cooled condenser, employs a heat extraction technique for handling water and condensate.

The facility will be capable of converting about 245,000t of domestic waste, collected from 650,000 homes in and around Plymouth, into sustainable energy.

The Plymouth Royal Navy base will receive the energy generated from the plant, which is expected to have a 23MW thermal capacity and 22.5MW electrical capacity.

Construction at the plant will begin next year and commercial operations will commence in 2014.