Herts gasification plant will provide enough power for 7,000 homes

Bouygues Energy & Services has been appointed to build and operate a £60m waste-to-energy facility in Hoddeston, Hertfordshire.

The gasification plant, which will be designed by Stafford-based Biomass Power, will generate 60GW hours per year from refuse-derived fuel.

It is being funded by the Green Investment Bank, NOY and P3P.

Business secretary Vince Cable said the plant would create around 100 new jobs during the construction phase, and would have 17 staff once operational.

“Renewable energy is the future and when this plant is operational it will power over 7,000 homes each year,” he said.

“The Green Investment Bank is at the heart of our industrial strategy, creating sustainable long term jobs and growth.”