Monday, 29th January, 2024

Cory awarded waste contract by Thurrock Council

Cory has been awarded a contract by Thurrock Council in Essex to manage the treatment of 50,000 tpa of non-recyclable, residual waste. The contract will run from April 2024 for 10 years, with possible extension for up to 5 years.

Cory will process the waste it receives from the Council at its Riverside energy from waste (EfW) facility in Belvedere where it will be converted to partially-renewable baseload electricity, with the resulting ash recycled into construction materials. The waste will be transported to Belvedere by P.F Ahern London Ltd, one of Cory’s current customers and sub-contractors to Thurrock.

The contract award comes as Cory progresses the construction of the Riverside 2 EfW facility. Riverside 2 is adjacent to Cory’s existing EfW facility and will be one of the largest and most efficient in the UK once it is complete in 2026. The company is also well-advanced in its plans to build an industry-leading carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the same site, which will capture c.1.3 million tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2030 and play a significant role in decarbonising the waste that Cory processes for its customers.

Dougie Sutherland, Chief Executive of Cory, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Cory as we continue our efforts to decarbonise the waste produced by households and businesses in London and the South East. Not all waste can be recycled, and we are proud to provide a solution for our customers that avoids landfill and recognises that residual waste is a valuable resource which can provide benefits to our local communities once it is transformed into electricity. I look forward to beginning our work with Thurrock later this year.”