New £122m incinerator starting to take shape

It is one of the biggest building projects currently under way in the region and this image shows the scale of the £122 million incinerator that is being built in South Staffordshire.

incinerator in Four Ashes

Taken from the air, this photograph gives a complete view of the striking structure in Four Ashes. Two flumes that will release cleaned water vapor can be seen in the picture as well as the office block where 40 workers will be based. Once completed the site on the Four Ashes Industrial Estate will take rubbish from Staffordshire, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Walsall, and burn it in a process that creates steam to help power turbines to produce electricity.

The development will generate enough power for around 32,000 homes and will ease pressure on landfill sites. Veolia Environmental Services is building the scheme on behalf of Staffordshire County Council. Veolia’s regional director Donald Macphail said: “We are pleased with how well work is progressing on site and we are on target to be operational in December 2013.”

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