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19.06.2006

Welcome for riverside energy plant

A strong welcome for the Government announcement on the new energy from waste facility has come from the Port of London Authority.

Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks today announced that he has granted consent to Cory Environmental to build an energy from waste facility on the side of the Thames at Belvedere in Bexley. This will be London's first river-served energy from waste facility. This is designed to process up to 585,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year, which would otherwise have gone to landfill.

Port of London Authority chief executive Richard Everitt said:

"We are especially pleased that waste will arrive at the facility primarily by barges using the Thames. This is excellent news for the river and our continuing efforts to make more use of the Thames. It is also good news for London's over crowded roads, by helping to reduce lorry movements."  

Contact: Martin Garside, Port of London Authority. Tel: 01474 562366.

 

Notes:

For more detail on the announcement contact Lynne Cure, Cory Environmental on tel: 020 7417 5200 or go to:
http://www.coryenvironmental.co.uk/media/?page=news&newsid=196

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is the port authority for 150km (95 miles) of the tidal Thames from the sea to Teddington. It provides navigational and other services for ships and craft using the Thames

Photos of tug and barge activity on the Thames are available on request from Martin Garside at the PLA