Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority has named a consortium led by Sita as its preferred bidder for a £1.18bn contract.
On offer was a 30-year Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership contract to treat 430,000 tonnes of residual municipal waste each year
Sita’s successful bid was accepted by the partnership over a rival proposal by Covanta to treat waste at Ince Marshes, Cheshire.
Sita’s plan is to move the waste by rail from Merseyside to fuel a purpose-built energy-from-waste plant on Teesside. The new plant will be built on a site near Redcar site owned by Sembcorp, a partner in the consortium.