Remaining Bidder Unveils Proposed Infrastructure To Public Consultation
The remaining participant in the ongoing arc21 procurement for residual waste treatment, the Becon consortium led by E.On Energy from Waste, today (12th March 2013) announced their infrastructure proposals.
These proposals are now subject to a 12 week public consultation process.
As part of this process a project specific website has been established which contains all the information in respect of the Becon Consortium proposals.
The website is www.becon.co.uk
Ricky Burnett, arc21 Policy and Operations Director said "“The need to ensure we meet targets and avoid potentially heavy fines has been well documented. It is important to build on the good progress we have made over the last decade in utilising waste as a resource. We must continue to strive towards improving our recycling rates and minimising the amount of material sent to landfill.
Providing infrastructure to treat residual waste within our area represents the preferred option to meeting the challenges ahead. The proposals from the Becon Consortium, being unveiled today, are in response to our ongoing procurement to provide this infrastructure. They contain a mix of technologies and facilities which satisfies our requirements and is at a site which is well located for a development of this nature. It will significantly reduce our dependency on landfill and contribute to improving the security and diversity of energy production in Northern Ireland.
The consultation offers an opportunity for the public to engage through a variety of means and people are encouraged to offer comments to Becon on the proposals.”