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Duke of Gloucester Opens FCC Severn Waste Services EfW Facility

HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially opened EnviRecover – FCC’s’ flagship waste treatment facility today. The facility is operated by the company through Severn Waste Services as part of its contract with Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council.
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FCC Environment: HRH the Duke of Gloucester (right) & Mr Fernando Capelastegui, FCC Environment’s Director in Severn Waste Services.
HRH the Duke of Gloucester (right) & Mr Fernando Capelastegui, FCC Environment’s Director in Severn Waste Services.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester officially opened EnviRecover – FCC’s’ flagship waste treatment facility today. The facility is operated by the company through Severn Waste Services as part of its contract with Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council.

 

HRH The Duke of Gloucester joined the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, representatives from Severn Waste Services, Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council, along with other invited guests. The official opening included a tour of the facility and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

 

EnviRecover is located on the Hartlebury Trading Estate near Kidderminster, Worcestershire in the United Kingdom. The facility will complement Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council's other waste and recycling facilities, such as EnviroSort at Norton.

 

During its construction the EnviRecover Plant was the largest infrastructure project in the region, it will deliver a massive reduction in the use of landfill for the disposal of household waste in the two counties.

 

It will transform up to 200,000 tonnes of waste per year (that's the equivalent of over 13 million black wheelie bins of waste!) into enough electricity to power 32,000 homes.

 

This official opening follows the handover of EnviRecover to Severn Waste Services in early March. The first waste was delivered into the facility in October 2016 for commissioning trials.

 

FCC Group’s CEO, Carlos M. Jarque, said: ”Today we should all feel proud of the delivery of a reliable and strong, long term cost effective solution, that will reduce reliance on landfill, generate renewable energy from the waste that cannot be recycled, and benefit all the residents of both Worcestershire and Herefordshire.”

 

The facility was built on time and to specification after a 33-month construction programme by Mercia Waste Management, and will be operated by Severn Waste Services. Both companies are 50% owned by FCC Environment.

 

Severn Waste Services is the public face of municipal waste management in Worcestershire and Herefordshire, operating facilities for its sister company, Mercia Waste Management. The partnership signed an initial 25-year contract with Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council in December 1998. This contract brought an integrated waste management service to the two counties, leading to the more sustainable management of municipal waste. Severn Waste Services and Mercia Waste Management are 50% owned by FCC Environment. 


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FCC Group is a world leader in providing services to citizens. The environmental services division of the company has been active for over 100 years and has built its success on a commitment to innovation and helping cities to become smarter, more sustainable, and more socially conscious. It currently serves more than 59 million people in 13 countries with a network of more than 250 recycling and recovery facilities - and 10 existing waste to energy projects with a capacity of over 2.6 million tonnes and 300MW of power output. FCC’s backlog in environmental services was 11.152 billion euros at the end of 2016, with the business area also accounting for 52.6 per cent of FCC Group’s EBITDA. The company continues to grow internationally and started work on the construction of the Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre in Edinburgh and Midlothian in 2015; as well as officially opening an EfW plant in Buckinghamshire. At the end of 2016 FCC secured several municipal waste collection contracts in Barrow-in-Furness borough council, Cumbria (United Kingdom), and in the city of Prostějov in the Czech Republic. In 2017 it has already been awarded its fourth (in Garland) and fifth (in Mesquite) recycling contracts in the state of Texas in the United States, with the recyclable materials due to be processed at the newly opened Materials Recycling Facility in Dallas. Visit www.fcc.es to learn more.

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