Plant at North Yard offers significant advantages
The decision to build the plant in Plymouth is based on the fact that a lot of people live in Plymouth and most of the waste within the SWDWP area is produced there. This also means the lowest increase in traffic.
MVV believes North Yard offers significant advantages as a waste treatment site. First of all, an EfW plant can provide cost-effective sustainable heat and electricity for the Naval Base, and potentially an extended heating network for the local area in the future. The proposed site has been previously developed and is part of the industrial setting of the Naval Base. There is good access and the site was identified by MOD as an area for future development. Using the site for an EfW plant with CHP also complies with local and national waste planning policies.
The Naval Base in Plymouth also has the largest concentrated demand for heat and electricity in the region, so CHP here is a very efficient option.