A CONSTRUCTION company has been awarded a £34 million contract to build a new waste treatment plant at Manvers.
Balfour Beatty has been appointed to build the Bolton Road facility which once up and running, will treat up to 265,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste each year.
The plant will be operated and maintained by waste recycling experts Shanks in partnership with Scottish and Southern Energy plc under the name 3SE.
It will be run on behalf of BDR, a waste partnership between Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Councils.
Balfour Beatty chief executive, Ian Tyler, said: “This project strengthens our position in the growing waste sector in the UK.
“It demonstrates the flexibility of our investment business model as well as our ability to harness the skills within the group to take advantage of opportunities in growth
Outline planning permission for the waste treatment and renewable energy facility was granted by Rotherham Council’s planing board in April.
Last month, the Government backed Rotherham’s decision to approve the development and subject to no further action being required, planning consent could be confirmed in the autumn when construction would begin.
The partnership operation, made up by Shanks Group plc, one of Europe's leading waste management businesses, and Scottish and Southern Energy plc, has signed a 25-year contract worth more than £750 million with BDR councils for the treatment of black bag waste.
The proposed plant at Manvers would deal with up to 265,000 tonnes of waste a year and treat left over household waste from all three local authorities.
The scheme has been boosted by £77 million of credits under the Private Finance Initiative.
q Businesses are being invited to meet representatives from 3SE and their partners at a networking event.
Information will be available about the site, tendering opportunities and the businesses already involved.
Dearne Valley Kingswood Centre, in Denaby Main, will host the two sessions on June 22 from 9am until 11.30am and noon until 2.30pm.