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In light of the last few days record breaking heat, Sizewell C is needed in the fight against climate change and ensuring energy security. Yesterday’s announcement that the Sizewell C Project application has finally been given the green light is welcome news. After years of negotiation the Sizewell C Project application has been granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Once built, Sizewell C will produce electricity for 6 million homes.
Ground has officially been broken on building a £400m offshore wind turbine factory on the site of a former steelworks.
Councillors at Cheshire West and Chester have approved plans for the UK’s first Plastic Park to be developed at Protos, the strategic energy and resource hub near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire at a cost of approx. £165m.
Clean Planet Energy is a UK-based company that designs and builds ‘ecoPlants’. These facilities are expected to process plastics typically rejected by traditional recycling centres and so would otherwise be sent to incineration or landfill.
National Highways has awarded a £460 million contract to Kier to design and deliver an upgrade to the A417 between Gloucester and Swindon. The contract award follows a competitive procurement process through National Highways’ Regional Delivery Partnership framework. Kier’s team will include Volker, Arup, Tony Gee and RPS to prepare for and construct the 3.4-mile route.
General Electric has awarded a contract to Kier to deliver the onshore energy converter station in Redcar for RWE’s £3bn Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, which is located on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.
Luxury car manufacturer Bentley has revealed that it will invest £2.5 billion as it moves towards making electric vehicles.
The next phase of the Mersey Heat network gets the go ahead. The Government has awarded £6.2m to Peel NRE’s low carbon district heat network Mersey Heat to investigate expanding the network to include Liverpool’s Three Graces buildings and surrounding properties at the Pier Head.