SITA Led Consortium Wins GBP1.2bn Contract
News: A recycling and resource management firm consortium comprising SITA UK, Sembcorp UK and investment firm I-Environment, has signed a 30-year residual waste treatment contract worth GBP1.2bn (US$1.98bn). Under the contract, signed with the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, the consortium will develop an energy-from-waste facility with combined heat and power at the Wilton International site in Teesside in the UK. The consortium will also be responsible for developing a new rail hub at Knowsley on Merseyside for the transportation of waste to the Teesside facility having a handling capacity of 0.5mn tonnes of waste annually. Both facilities entailing capital investment worth GBP250mn (US$411.84mn), have already secured planning permission.