Leeds and Yorkshire businesses flock to ‘meet the buyer’ event for new multi-million pound waste-to-energy hub

October 5, 2022 | Community Engagement, News Releases

Leeds, United Kingdom

Dozens of representatives from businesses across Yorkshire have been finding out about the local supply chain opportunities being created by the construction of enfinium Skelton Grange, the new waste-to-energy hub in Leeds.

Businesses joined enfinium, its engineering, procurement and construction partner Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and sub-contractor, Careys, at Leeds Civic Hall on Friday 23 September, taking the opportunity to explain how their goods and services could put them in prime positions to be part of the project’s local supply chain.

The event was held as HZI begins the main construction phase of the three-year infrastructure project, with enabling works now drawing to a close.

Once operational, the facility will divert 410,000 tonnes of residual waste (that would otherwise go to landfill or export overseas) and use it to generate 49MW (gross) of low carbon baseload electricity per annum. This is enough homegrown, low carbon energy to power more than 100,000 UK homes and businesses.

HZI Project Director, Fabrice Vonnez, said: “Creating local job opportunities and offering local supply chain opportunities is part of our delivery plan and we were pleased to meet Yorkshire businesses with many relevant skills, goods and services. I’d like to thank everybody that took time to attend and look forward to developing on the new relationships we’re formed”.

Mike Maudsley, Chief Executive Officer at enfinium, said “We already know Yorkshire has a rich pool of talented people and businesses, with experience that is very relevant to us, because of our ongoing operations at our existing waste-to-energy facilities, Ferrybridge 1 and 2. But we also know there are always opportunities to extend our local supply chains even further and create more jobs and opportunities for local people and local firms. So it was great to meet so many new contacts with exactly the sort of skills we’ll be looking for in the coming years.”

For more information about the project please call 0800 860 6251 or email skeltongrange@enfinium.co.uk.

If Leeds or West Yorkshire-based businesses were unable to attend the Meet the Buyer event, but are still interested in supplying services to the enfinium Skelton Grange project, please contact HZI’s procurement manager, Pablo Martin Grande at pablo.grande@hz-inova.com or visit the enfinium Skelton Grange website for more information. Alternatively, please visit the project website www.enfinium.co.uk/facilities/skelton-grange/.

Notes to editor

About enfinium

enfinium is one of the largest waste-to-energy businesses in the UK and is an industry leader in the conversion of non-recyclable residential and business waste into heat and partially renewable power. enfinium currently has a platform of six (two in construction) strategically located facilities across the UK. Today, enfinium has an annual waste processing capacity of over 2.3 million tonnes, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 247MW (gross) — enough energy to power more than 500,000 U.K. homes. For more on enfinium, please visit www.enfinium.co.uk.

About Hitachi Zosen Inova

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI’s Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant’s entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide. Please visit www.hz-inova.com.

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