New team takes up £480m sustainable energy plant


US construction firm Black & Veatch will deliver a new energy-from-waste plant in Cheshire – valued at £480 million. 

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by Rory ButlerJanuary 27, 2023

The Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant (LSEP) near Northwich is a joint venture (JV) between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and waste management company FCC Environment. 

Black & Veatch (B&V) has been appointed engineering, procurement and construction management contractor. 

The takeover follows the collapse of the previous contractor, CNIM, last year. 

Babcock & Wilcox Renewable has landed powertrain contractor. 

Axis is understood to be the planning consultant. 

Up to 600 construction jobs will result.  

Planning consent was granted in 2012. A coal-fired power station had previously been based on site. 

It is understood the new plant will generate enough power for 125,000 homes when operational.  

The project is expected to be operational by 2025. 

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