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Information for Full Circle Generation EfW, 7 Airport Road, Belfast Harbour Estate

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Northern Ireland
Planning Sub-Region: Belfast
Operator: Full Circle Generation Ltd ("consortium of equity investors including RiverRidge Energy Limited, UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB), Equitix and P3P Partners") / Bouygues
Capacity: 145,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Gasification-type incinerator to burn RDF from Commercial and Industrial waste. Granted planning permission in January 2014 [Source] [Application ref: Z/2012/1387/F]. It was reported in November 2015 that the plant "will be fully operational by late 2017" [Source] Permit reference P0446/14A [See entries on NIEA website, See documents from an information request]. Accoding to Tolvik, the plant entered commissioning in Q3 2015 as of December 2019 the plant had still not come out of commissioning [Source]. Not to be confused with the nearby Shorts Bombardier facility at 3 Airport Road (permit P0135). (Entry updated 2020-05-29)

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