The Gloucestershire energy from waste facility has now become fully operational, accepting up to 190,000 tonnes of residual waste each year.
The plant will produce over 116,000 megawatts hour of electricity per annum which is exported to the National Grid.
The facility transitioned from commissioning to operations at the end of October 2019 with the remaining project construction team working since then to address snags and complete the outdoor wildlife area.
Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) is working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) to treat the County’s residual waste, that is waste that is not readily reused or recycled, and is under contract for the next 25 years.
Javelin Park is a cost-effective and environmentally sound solution for processing the county’s waste that can’t be recycled
With the Facility now in full operation, the county says it has minimised its reliance on landfill, thereby avoiding the production of methane, one of the more harmful greenhouse gases, as well as being able to generate enough electricity to power around 25,000 homes.
In addition, the facility recycles aggregates and metals recovered from the process.
Councillor Nigel Moor, cabinet member for environment and planning for GCC said: “Javelin Park is a cost-effective and environmentally sound solution for processing the county’s waste that can’t be recycled.
“It will generate enough power for 25,000 homes, massively reduces carbon and saves the tax payer £100 million over 25 years.”