Construction is set to start at a major new energy-from-waste (EfW) plant near Edinburgh, after FCC Environment signed a £450m contract with Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian to deliver and operate the new facility. The news came as the government-backed Green Investment Bank (GIB) announced it has committed £28m of debt finance to the £142m project, as part of a group of investors including Investec, Siemens Bank and Credit Agricole. The 14.1 MW facility at Millerhill in Midlothian is expected to process up to 155,000 tonnes of waste a year after it has been pre-screened in a mechanical treatment facility to remove recyclable material. It is forecast to provide approximately 94,000 MWh of electricity a year, delivering greenhouse gas emissions reductions of around 30,000 tonnes per annum, equivalent to removing 13,800 cars from the road for the lifetime of the project.
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