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Project Benefits

The benefits

The development of the Wheelabrator Kemsley Generating Station will support:

  • Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
  • Reduced carbon footprint of the mill
  • Use of materials that might otherwise go to landfill or export to Europe
  • Use of Kemsley Mill’s excellent transport links (easy access to the M2 and the M20
  • National energy reduction targets
  • Longer term efficiency and competitiveness of Kemsley Mill
  • Creation of hundreds of construction jobs and dozens of additional operational roles at the Wheelabrator facility.
  • Additional employment opportunities to the area.
  • Reduce greenhouse gases by preventing methane release from landfill and reducing the need for fossil fuels.
  • UK Government and European best practice targets to recover energy from post-recycled material for use in heat and power schemes.
  • Recycling of metals from ash which can be used as a replacement for primary aggregates in the construction sector.