Green Light for Westfield
Brockwell launch recruitment drive for Fife plant
Brockwell Energy can confirm we are now in advanced negotiations to build our 220,000-tonne Energy-from-Waste facility at Westfield in Fife.
Full planning permission was obtained in February and Brockwell are now recruiting key staff to assist the construction and management of the plant.
During the construction process the peak number of employees engaged in the project will be more than 400, while during normal operations the new plant will deliver around 40 long-term jobs to the local community.
Westfield will be a catalyst for the redevelopment of the old open cast coal mine that closed in 1994 in an area that now has planning permission in principle for a wide range of business uses.
Construction of the plant will start in March, with commercial operations beginning in 2023. When completed, Westfield will provide cheap renewable heat and power to attract other industrial operators to invest in the site.
Brockwell’s CEO Alex Lambie commented: “We are delighted to be able to confirm the build of Westfield, coming so soon after the commencement of construction on our 220,000-tonne Earls Gate Energy-from-Waste facility in Grangemouth on January 7 this year. It really is a very exciting time for the company.
“We believe Westfield will provide a world-class and cost-efficient residual waste disposal option for Fife Council – and many other Scottish local authorities who have not yet secured such a disposal route for their waste.
“Similar to Earls Gate, the plant will provide a stable and reliable technology solution that is well placed to adjust to the inevitable changes that will take place in the mix of waste over the next 25 years.”
23 May 2019