Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW plant enters full operation

A new energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in the UK, Wheelabroator Kemsley, has entered full commercial operation following a successful commissioning phase in early 2020.

Operated by Wheelabrator Technologies, the new facility is a combined heat and power facility that will generate up to 49.9 megawatts (MW) of electricity with the capacity to process 550,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste every year.

Wheelabrator Kemsley was built by contractor CNIM, creating 800 jobs over four years of construction, including 46 full-time operational roles, with significant inward investment in the region around the facility.