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Information for Second waste-to-energy plant / "Teesport East Specialist Waste Processing and Conversion Centre", Teesport Commerce Park, Middlesbrough

Status: Potential
Planning Region: North East
Planning Sub-Region: Redcar and Cleveland
Operator: PD Ports / Wentworth Clean Power Limited / Teesport East Specialist Waste Processing and Conversion Centre Limited
Capacity: 250,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: On the 10th of November 2020 a proposal for a 300ktpa plant at the TeesPort Commerce Park was announced [Source], and on the 25th of November 2020 a related announcement for a second plant with 250ktpa of capacity was announced [Source]. According to the press release for the 250ktpa plant, "the project is likely to be considered a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and various works and studies are already underway in advance of a formal planning application being submitted in the second half of next year [i.e. 2021]". Whilst the press releases refer to the project as using "highly advanced" technology, it is unclear whether they will be using conventional incineration or gasifcation/pyrolysis. Because the press release for the 250ktpa plant refers to 250ktpa of "specialist feedstocks" it is anticipated that this plant is related to "Teesport East Specialist Waste Processing and Conversion Centre Ltd" owned by Wentworth Clean Power Limited and would use some form of 'advanced conversion' technology rather than conventional incineration. (Entry updated 2021-01-27)

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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.