Trident Park fully operational

Wales’ only EfW plant with R1 status has been handed over to owners Viridor as part of its €1,37bn contract with five municipalities

The EfW plant
The EfW plant

Viridor’s Trident Park energy-from-waste facility in Cardiff is now fully operational, ENDS can reveal.

The company’s external affairs director, Dan Cooke, told ENDS the company had taken over the site after it successfully completed commissioning around the start of February.

Mr Cook added that further information is due to be released later this week confirming the news.

Trident Park is the first Welsh and only the fifth operational plant in the UK to be classed as an R1 recovery operation.

The facility will have the capacity to turn up to 350,000 tonnes of residual waste a year into around 30MW of electricity.

Built by Lagan Construction and CNIM, it was ordered after Viridor signed a 25-year, €1.37bn (£990.3m) contract with a group of five municipalities in south Wales in December 2013.

A Welsh court backed the decision to give planning permission to the facility in March last year and ended the threat of potential judicial review.

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