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Information for Ferrybridge Multifuel Facility 2 (FM2), near Ferrybridge C power station, Knottingley

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: West Yorkshire
Operator: Multifuel Energy Ltd (comprising SSE and Wheelabrator)
Capacity: 675,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: In January 2017 it was reported that construction was underway, with the facility expected to open in 2019 [Source]. FM2 was granted planing permission under a Development Consent Order to treat waste-derived fuels in October 2015 (see Planning Portal entry). An environmental permit was issued in November 2015 (EPR/YP3332WV) and varied in August 2018 to allow for IBA processing (EPR/XP3833DK). In July 2016 it was announced that Hitachi Zosen Inova was awarded construction contract, with facility scheduled to go online in 2019 and noted that arrangements for feedstock supply to FM2 had yet to be signed [Source]. Not to be confused with the neighbouring existing FM1 plant. Environmental permit granted in December 2015 (EPR/YP3332WV/A001). Reported in June 2017 that a 20-year contract has been agreed to take 50tkpa of RDF from Derby City Council and the Barsnley, Donacaster and Rotheram Waste Partnership [Source]. Green Investment Group pledged investment in the scheme in September 2017 [Source]. In September 2019 it was reported that hot commissioning was about to begin [Source].(Entry updated 2019-11-22)