French civil engineering and construction conglomerate, Bouygues, is set to commence wotk on a new £80m waste to energy plant near Corby. The plans will see work commence on site by the end of 2014.
The new facility will be located on Gretton Brook Road Industrial Estate and will recycle 12,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste per year from surrounding offices, factories, building sites and shops in and around Corby and Northamptonshire.
The project is a collaboration between Bouygues Energies and Services UK (responsible for the design, build and operation of the facility) and developer Distributed Renewable Energy Networks Limited (DRENL) who specialise in waste recycling and energy generation.
It is anticipated that the new project will create around 200 construction jobs in the area once the build gets underway, proving a boost to the local economy. Once completed, the facility is said to be able to produce enough power to supply 18,000 homes.