Viridor starts work on approach road for £177m energy plant

Artist's impression of Viridor's �177m energy plant
Artist's impression of Viridor's �177m energy plant

Work has started on constructing an approach road for Viridor’s £177 million energy plant near Dunbar.

The company is working on a new plant which will create raw materials and energy from burn domestic and commercial rubbish that would otherwise be buried as landfill.

The plant will be able to power almost 40,000 homes all year round. Viridor aims to complete the project at its Oxwellmains waste treatment hub by December 2017.

It was also reported at the firm’s regular liaison panel meeting that the company’s proposals for an advanced waste water treatment plant are at an advanced stage.

There will be an event on site in June and a meeting for public information and consultation will be arranged either through community councils or the area partnership.