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UK | Environmental Services

Full Circle Power

Full Circle Generation involves the design, build and operation of an energy from waste (EfW) plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The project achieved takeover on 26 March 2020 when operations commenced. The plant has an operational life of at least 25 years.

The plant utilises close-coupled gasification technology and is considered to be advanced conversion technology; as a result it also benefits from renewables obligation certificates. The plant is capable of combusting 150,000 tonnes of waste per year via three waste streams to produce 15MWe. Two streams produce steam for a 10MWe turbine and the third stream produces steam for a 5MWe turbine.

The plant was built under an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Bouygues Energies and Services (BYES). The operations and maintenance contract is also delivered by BYES under a 17-year agreement. The shareholders are Equitix Fund III (27.95%), Equitix Fund IV (35.14%), RiverRidge (22.00%) and P3P Partners (14.91%).