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Information for North Yard Energy from Waste Plant, Land at North Yard, HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth

Status: Existing
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Devon
Operator: MVV Umwelt
Capacity: 265,000
Campaign Group(s): Devon Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (DAIA), Plymouth Without Incineration (PlyWIN), Stop The Incinerator Fouling Land at Ernesettle (STIFLE), Incineration Is Wrong (IIW) and the Plymouth Labour Party
Notes: It was reported in January 2016 that the incinerator was fully operational [Source]. South West Devon Waste Partnership signed a PFI contract with MVV Umwelt in April 2011 and the Devonport site was part of MVV’s bid [Source]. Anticipated feedstock is 70-80% MSW and 20-30% C&I [Source]. Planning application approved in December 2011 [Source]. It was reported in February 2019 that a contract to incinerate waste from Devon had been agreed [Source]. Tonnes burned: 74,996 (2015); 251 ktpa (2017); 255 ktpa (2018). (Entry updated 2019-06-06)

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Initial applications received for R1 status: 17 June 2019 (Environment Agency)

Uses data from https://ea.sharefile.com/share/view/sfc08f637d1644668 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperatorInstallation nameInstallation addressPermit statusWaste input (000s tonnes per annum)Incinerator typeCalculated R1 valueApplication R1 status grantedSource of data used in R1 calculationsDate R1 application status granted
WP3833FTMVV Environment Devonport LtdDevonport Energy from Waste CHPDevonport EfW CHP Facility, Creek Road, PL5 1FL,Permit issued265Municipal waste0.91YesDesign5/5/2015

Waste management for England 2018: Operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
WP3833FT08/03/2012MVV Environment Devonport LtdDevonport EfW CHP Facility MVV Environment Devonport Ltd. , Creek Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 1FLSouth WestDevon and CornwallDevon and CornwallMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial265,000---------63,681246580 250992 255,399

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

PermitEA AREA NAMEROUTE NAMESUBSTANCE NAMEREPORTING THRESHOLD (kg)QUANTITY RELEASED (kg)REGULATED INDUSTRY SECTORREGULATED INDUSTRY SUB SECTOR
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirAmmonia10001,054.00EfWEfW
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirNitrous oxide1000017,691.00EfWEfW
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirNitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) as NO2100000181,975.00EfWEfW
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirCadmium13.2EfWEfW
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirChromium1.00E+0126.7EfWEfW
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirMercury19.6EfWEfW
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirChlorine and inorganic chlorine compounds - as HCl1000011,600.00EfWEfW
WP3833FTDevon, Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyAirCarbon dioxide10000000223,250,608.00EfWEfW

Annual Performance Report files:

162-AnnualPerformanceReport-2018.pdf