Clayton Sullivan-Webb, managing director of Grundon says, “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Viridor. Ardley’s location in the heart of our Thames Valley homeland perfectly complements the existing Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook—a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor—and underlines our commitment to giving commercial customers access to the best possible locally-based facilities.”
Sullivan-Webb adds that diverting waste from landfill and converting it into renewable energy is a top priority for Grundon. “Having secured this significant capacity over a long-term period, we can now expand our energy from waste and energy recovery services to many more customers across the wider region, providing them with a much more sustainable solution for the management of their waste, " he says.
Derek Edwards, south east regional director for Viridor, says, “As a business we’re giving the world’s resources new life by transforming what society throws away into valuable raw materials and energy.
“Our state-of-the-art energy plant in Ardley is already doing that to residual waste from Oxfordshire’s homes and this contract with Grundon will see businesses in the area also benefiting from our partnership work as their established collection fleet brings fuel for our plant for some years to come.”
Built at a cost of £205 million (US $318 million), the 26-megawatt Ardley ERF was officially opened in June. Grundon’s operations at the Lakeside energy from waste facility, a joint venture with Viridor, will remain unchanged.