- Micro site set up to provide updates on Levenseats newest project
- The project is forecast to recycle over a million tonnes of materials over its lifetime
- forecast to supply electricity equivalent to the needs of nearly 18,000 homes over its expected 25-year lifespan.
- It is also expected to save 1.4 million tonnes of waste from going into landfill and deliver a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of around 1.3 million tonnes.
For all the latest news on the Levenseat Renewable Energy Project please check out our micro site lrel.levenseat.co.uk. The site was set up specifically to provide updates on our new waste treatment facility which consists of an advanced Materials Recycling Facility and an Energy from Waste Power Plant.
About the Project
The MRF will recover plastics, metals, paper and card for recycling. The project is forecast to recycle over a million tonnes of materials over its lifetime and will generate the heat required by the MRF.
The development is also forecast to supply electricity equivalent to the needs of nearly 18,000 homes over its expected 25-year lifespan. It is also expected to save 1.4 million tonnes of waste from going into landfill and deliver a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of around 1.3 million tonnes, equivalent to taking over 23,000 cars off the road for every year it operates.
The electricity will be supplied to the national grid with the heat output assisting the operation of the MRF. It will create more than 100 jobs during the construction phase and support 50 full-time jobs when complete.
The MRF opened its doors in September 2017, and the Power Plant is expected to open in March 2018. Given its location near the centre of the M8 corridor, the facility will be well placed to process household waste from several local authorities and commercial waste from the Glasgow and Edinburgh regions.
Notes to Editor
Levenseat Ltd is a Recycling & Waste Management company based in Central Scotland. With 30 years experience, Levenseat has established a reputation for reliability, accessibility and innovation. We are committed to developing new waste solutions to provide customers with an environmental and economic solution. With the construction of our new Waste Treatment Facility together with our wider established facility, we will be delivering to the market Scotland’s largest integrated facility providing treatment and recovery for a wide range of waste materials.
Levenseat Renewable Energy Limited is an offshoot from Levenseat Ltd. with external investment provided from funds managed by Zouk Capital LLP and Foresight Group LLP (Green Investment Bank) with debt from Investec Bank plc. The Company was established specifically for the development of Energy from Waste and associated infrastructure.
About the project
Total project value: £111m
Total GIB indirect investment: £28.5m equity
Investors: GIB, Zouk Capital, Levenseat Limited
Environmental impact: recovery and recycling of over a million tonnes of materials over its lifetime, reduction in lifetime greenhouse gas emissions of over 1,300,000 tonnes, equivalent to taking over 23,000 cars off the road
Energy generation: 75GWh of electricity produced per year
Feedstock supply: from adjacent MRF facility with capacity to process 215,000 tpa
Developer: Levenseat Renewable Energy Holdings Limited
EPC Contractor: M+W Group
Technology Provider, O&M Operator: Outotec Energy Products