Project Description - updated from phase 1
What this document is
A summary description of the North London Heat and Power Project including the nature of the development proposed and key features of the development.
The Project would replace the existing Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Edmonton
EcoPark, which is expected to cease operations in 2025, with a new and more efficient
Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) which will produce energy from municipal waste, and
associated development, including temporary works required to facilitate construction,
demolition and commissioning. The proposed ERF would surpass the requirement under the
Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC) to achieve an efficiency rating in excess of
the prescribed level, and would therefore be classified as a recovery operation rather than
The EcoPark site, which covers the area within which the principal development will take
The main features of the Project once the proposed ERF and permanent associated works
are constructed and the existing EfW facility is demolished comprise:
a. a northern area of the Edmonton EcoPark accommodating the proposed ERF;
b. a southern area of the Edmonton EcoPark accommodating the Resource Recovery
Facility (RRF), and EcoPark House - a visitor and education centre with offices, and a
base for the Edmonton Sea Cadets;
c. a central space, where the existing EfW facility is currently located that would be
d. a new landscaped area along the boundary? with the River Lee Navigation.
The proposed development works for which consent will be sought are set out on drawings in
the Book of Plans. The description below refers to the works numbers (e.g. ‘ERF1’) identified
on the drawings.
The application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) will cover the following:
The principal development comprises development of an ERF generating electricity using residual waste as a fuel and capable of an electrical output of around 70 MWe (gross). The principal development consists of the following development located within the Building Envelopes shown in Works Zone 1A and 1B on Drawings 00_0011 and 00_0012:
• tipping hall (ERF1) and one way access and exit ramps (ERF9);
• a waste bunker with two overhead cranes (ERF2 and ERF2a) and space to hold the
equivalent of around seven days of processing capacity to provide sufficient space for
• two process lines (with each line having a capacity of 350ktpa) (ERF3), consisting of a
moving grate, furnace, boiler and a flue gas treatment plant, stack (ERF6) and facilities
for the recovery of incinerator bottom ash (for recycling);
• a steam turbine for electricity generation (ERF3);
• heat off-take equipment within the ERF capable of supplying heat through a connection
to a separate district heating energy centre). This local scheme, known as the Lee Valley Heat Network, is being promoted by LB Enfield and is not part of the Project;
• air or water cooled condenser(s) (ERF5); and
• plant control and monitoring systems and offices (ERF4).
Associated development is shown in the Book of Plans and comprises the following elements:
• construction and operation of plant and structures to support the operation of the
• installation of a green roof and a brown roof over parts of the proposed ERF;
• observation platform at roof level above the tipping hall;
• replacement waste water treatment facility;
• the decommissioning and demolition of the existing EfW facility and installation of
temporary hard landscaping in this area;
• construction and operation of a Resource Recovery Facility;
• construction of EcoPark House accommodating a visitor and education centre with
offices, and a base for the Edmonton Sea Cadets;
• construction of a boat canopy alongside the River Lee Navigation to service the
requirements of the Edmonton Sea Cadets;
• utility works;
• construction of surface water pumps, pipework and water attenuation tanks;
• permanent hard and soft landscaping;
• site circulation and parking works;
• artificial lighting, site security and means of enclosure works;
• creation of a temporary Laydown Area:
• works to reinstate the current landscaping in the area used for the temporary Laydown
• site access and highways improvements.
Stages of the Project
The proposed ERF is intended to be in place before the end of 2025, but with the precise
timing of the replacement to be determined. In order to do this, the following key steps are
• obtain a DCO for the new facility and associated developments;
• obtain relevant environmental permit(s);
• identify a suitable technology supplier;
• agree and arrange source(s) of funding;
• enter into contract(s) for design, build and operation of new facility and associated
• move to operation of new facility; and
• decommissioning and demolition of the existing EfW facility.
Site preparation and construction will be phased over a number of years and it is expected
that the earliest construction would commence is 2019/20, although this may be later.
Construction will be implemented in a phased manner to ensure that essential waste
management operations remain functioning throughout. This is especially relevant for the
existing EfW facility and associated support facilities.
The stages of the Project are.
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