Covanta Energy, has been awarded planning permission from Cheshire West and Chester Council to build an Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) facility at Ince Park, Cheshire
The IBAA facility will have the capacity to process up to 250,000 tonnes of Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) every year. The IBA will come from Covanta's 95MW Energy-from-Waste Facility, which already has planning permission to be built at Ince Park. IBA is a by-product of the incineration of residual waste. Residual waste is the waste that remains after recycling and composting. It is a safe aggregate-like material, which, once processed, is commonly used by the construction industry.
Malcolm Chilton, UK managing director of Covanta Energy said: "We are delighted that we have received planning permission from the council to build this facility. This ensures the IBA will be recycled and not sent to landfill. Furthermore as the IBAA facility will be located within Ince Park alongside our EfW facility, transportation will be kept to a minimum helping to provide an even more sustainable solution."
Covanta's preferred partner for the IBAA facility is Ballast Phoenix Ltd, the UK's leading IBA business. Ballast Phoenix Ltd. currently operates on seven UK sites and processes more than 650,000 tonnes of IBA per year.
David York, managing director of Ballast Phoenix Ltd. said: "By developing an on-site IBAA facility, Covanta is ensuring that the IBA produced from the EfW facility can be managed in the most sustainable way providing a source of alternative aggregate for construction and infrastructure developers in the North West. Furthermore, the facility will create up to 11 full time jobs."
Ince Park is a joint venture project between Covanta Energy and Peel Environmental to deliver to UK's largest Eco Park.