Brockwell Energy have announced the award for the construction of a circa 240k-tonne Energy Recovery Facility in Fife. The Edinburgh-based renewable energy developer also revealed the plans for the fully consented, state-of-the-art plant will include a long-term operations and maintenance agreement.

CEO Alex Lambie said: “Brockwell Energy Limited (BEL) are delighted to confirm we have agreed key terms and entered into exclusivity with Hitachi Zosen Innova (HZI) as preferred bidder for the construction of our Westfield Energy Recovery Facility Limited (WERL) in Fife.

“HZI will also provide operations and maintenance services to WERL under a long-term service agreement.

“Representatives from both organisations will work together over the coming weeks to finalise the suite of documents for lender technical and legal diligence in preparation for an efficient run to financial close.”

Construction of the facility will begin this summer and it’s anticipated the plant will be operational as soon as 2024. Fuel supply negotiations with Cireco our principal supplier are finalized, hence we will continue to collaborate and develop our procurement strategy over the coming weeks and months.

A Milestone Moment

Neil Young, BEL’s Technical and Operations Director, commented: “This is a significant milestone for the project and the fact it’s being undertaken by such a world renowned, highly experienced and successful construction and operations partner further supports our confidence that the project will be succesfully delivered on time and to the highest quality standards.

“The state of-the-art plant will utilise well proven moving grate technology and will assist in meeting Scottish Government’s environmental and legislative targets, providing much needed capacity to the Scottish market in advance of the Landfill ban being implemented in 2025.”

The construction of WERL will be the cornerstone of the long-awaited re-development on the Westfield site, a former open cast coal mine west of Glenrothes in Fife where BEL are also planning to construct a 30MW solar energy facility. The projects are designed to be capable of providing renewable heat and power to support attracting other businesses to locate and invest in the wider site.

HZI, who are based in Switzerland and are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Zosen Corporation, specialise in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plants worldwide.

12 April 2021