Malvern Clinical Waste Incineration
  • Malvern Clinical Waste Incineration Facility (with energy recovery)
  • Hanley Swan, Worcestershire
  • Clinical Waste incineration System, Steam generator
  • Capacity: 8,000 t/y, 0.26MW.
  • 18 months
  • Waste Energy Power Partners

This former waste incinerator site in rural Worcestershire had been derelict and unused since 1995. It had a range of design and planning restrictions and requirements via a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development (known as a CLOPUD). It has been sympathetically transformed into a new modern facility to process UK sourced clinical waste from the regional hospitals and healthcare providers.

Cobalt Energy led the delivery of this new Clinical Waste Incineration facility under an EPC arrangement providing the design, engineering, technology integration, construction services together with the provision of the Balance of Plant. Contract value for Cobalt Energy was £6m with the remainder between the technology provider (Incinco) and the client.

Notice to proceed was issued in Spring 2019 and works progressed well in 2019. Despite the many challenges caused by the Covid-19 restrictions during Spring and Summer 2020, the plant is due for completion in Autumn 2020. Following this, the first five years of Operation and Maintenance will be delivered by a new Cobalt Energy business, Malvern Operations Limited.