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Information for Baldovie EfW CHP Facility, Forties Road, Baldovie Industrial Estate, Angus (Tayside)

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Dundee
Operator: MVV
Capacity: 110,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: It was reported in June 2016 that MVV Environment were proposing to replace the Derl Baldovie plant with another conventional incinerator in Baldovie [Source]. Planning permission granted in March 2017 for the MVV replacement facility due to become operational in 2020 [Source]. It was reported in June 2018 that construction had begun [Source, Source]. Permit PPC/A/1003157 issued by SWPA in February 2019 See public register for permit PPC/A/1003157]. In April 2020 it was announced that the operator had: "sought permission from Dundee City Council and SEPA to continue to operate the existing facility alongside the new facility once the latter is completed" [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2020-06-16)

Entry on WikiWaste:

https://wikiwaste.org.uk/index.php?title=Dundee_EfW_CHP_Facility

Information for Baldovie Energy from Waste, Forties Road, Baldovie Industrial Estate, Angus (Tayside)

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Dundee
Operator: MVV (previously operated by Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL))
Capacity: 120,000
Campaign Group(s): Friends of the Earth Tayside and Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland)
Notes: The 20-year old incinerator was originally going to be closed down when a second incinerator became operational on an adjacent plot of land, but the operator stated in April 2020 that "we are confident that it can continue to operate for a further 10 years" and that they had "sought permission from Dundee City Council and SEPA to continue to operate the existing facility alongside the new facility once the latter is completed" [Source, Source]. According to SEPA, the facility had poor history of license/permit compliance in 2018, 2016 and 2014 [Source, See public register for permit PPC/A/1003157]. Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL) is a special purpose company, formed between BICC plc, Kvaerner Investments and Dundee City Council, under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Tonnes burned: 24 ktpa (2017); 93 ktpa (2018) ~98ktpa (2019). (Entry updated 2020-06-16)

Entry on WikiWaste:

https://wikiwaste.org.uk/index.php?title=Baldovie

Annual Performance Report files:

97-AnnualPerformanceReport-2019.pdf

Permit Variation files:

97-PermitVariation-2019.pdf

Permit Variation Decision files:

97-PermitVariationDecision-2019.pdf

UKWIN (and therefore the UKWIN map) focuses on Municipal Waste Incinerators, whereas our colleagues at Biofuelwatch focus on biomass projects. If you are interested in waste wood or dedicated biomass incinerators then please see the Biofuelwatch map of UK Biomass Power Stations.

Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.