In early 2024, we are set to begin processing IBA (Incinerator Bottom Ash) at a new facility in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, as part of a long-term strategic partnership with Encyclis. The aim of the partnership is to ensure that the by-products of the energy-from-waste process are put into productive use.

When finished, the new plant will process around 200,000 tonnes of IBA per year from Encyclis’ Rookery South and Newhurst energy recovery facilities (ERF). The two facilities are designed to divert over 900,000 tonnes of non-recycled commercial and domestic waste away from landfill each year by using it as fuel to generate sustainable baseload electricity for the National Grid.

Our main contractor for the build is Stepnell, supported by other subcontractors who have completed the civil works. The construction process is now in its next phase, with mechanical and electrical components being installed.

When completed, the facility will have a key role in the UK’s waste management infrastructure and contribute greatly to the growth of the circular economy.