Tata has given the go-ahead for a £480m project to build Europe’s largest rubbish-fuelled power plant on one of its existing industrial sites in Northwich in Cheshire. The Indian conglomerate’s European chemicals arm has clinched a deal with a pair of infrastructure investors to build the new low-carbon power project in place of an old coal-fired plant. The £480m investment in the 60MW plant, which could grow to 90MW under the latest planning application, will be one of the largest ever made on the industrial site, which has been in operation since 1907. The joint venture partners, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and FCC Environment, said it would send enough electricity into the national grid to power around 125,000 homes.
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