Gloucestershire Residual Waste Project
  • Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility
  • Javelin Park, Haresfield, Gloucestershire, GL10 3ET
  • Babcock & Wilcox Vølund grate, boiler and balance of plant. SECOLAB system from LAB S.A. for flue gas treatment. MAN Turbine, SPIG ACC. IBA system by Turmec
  • 190,000 tpa, 17.5MW (gross), 14.5 W (net), CHP capable
  • From early 2016 until Autumn 2019
  • Gloucestershire County Council


The Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility is a single-line CHP-ready energy recovery facility located alongside the M5 Motorway just south of Gloucester. It provides safe and efficient treatment for 190,000 tonnes of municipal and commercial waste and enough electricity generation to power around 25,000 homes.

The facility is part of the waste service and is managed via a 25-year PPP contract between Gloucestershire County Council and Urbaser Balfour Beatty. It was built over three and a half years by a Joint Venture company between Spanish service provider Urbaser and UK construction firm Balfour Beatty. It was commissioned in Autumn 2019.

Cobalt Energy supported the Council as Technical Adviser throughout the design and construction period from early 2016 until Autumn 2019. The role involved the scrutiny of design approach and information as provided by the Joint Venture company along with regular site visits and construction contractor liaison over this period.

Cobalt Energy’s role was to ensure the facility was designed as required by the Contract and in accordance with the relevant standards, client expectations and to sector best practice. Following the service commencement in October 2019, Cobalt Energy was retained to continue to assist the Council with oversight and advice on the transition into the operational phase until Spring 2021.