Waste management firm Cyclamax will build 100,000 tonne capacity plant in Dagenham

Regeneration agency the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation has secured an investor for its first energy-from-waste plant, it announced at Mipim today.

The body said waste management firm Cyclamax had agreed to build the facility on a 3.5ha site in the London Sustainable Industries Park in Dagenham.

The 100,000 tonne capacity plant will produce up to 15MW of energy a year, enough to power up to 20,000 homes, it said. Commercial rubbish, including waste from offices, restaurants and shops, will be used to generate energy.

The firm aims to lodge a planning application this summer and the plant is expected to be up and running in early 2012.

Cyclamax managing director Tony Watkins said: “We're delighted to be the latest company to join the London Sustainable Industries Park. We have chosen the Park in Dagenham because of its great location and support for occupiers. It also offers us exciting opportunities to develop synergies with the Thames Gateway Institute for Sustainability and other occupiers, to share knowledge and develop real solutions to the UK's clean energy requirements.”

John Williams, chief executive at investment agency Gateway to London added: “Cyclamax's plans are proof of London Thames Gateway's position as the number one location for businesses working in environmental technologies and we are seeing huge interest from companies who want to join the region's burgeoning market.”