Preparatory work begins following signing of project contract

The contractor for the NESS project, Acciona, has begun preparatory works on site.

A range of stakeholder engagement opportunities are planned, including regular information sessions that will be advertised by Acciona soon.

The start of work follows the signing of the contract to build and operate the energy from waste plant by partners Aberdeen City Council,

Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council in August. The award of the £156.1m contract was ratified by the three local authorities in March and was concluded over the summer.

A multinational consortium led by global construction company Acciona has been chosen after a two-year procurement process by the NESS Energy Project team.

Acciona will lead the project using its own in-house construction skills to build the plant, and experienced waste company Indaver will then operate the plant for a 20-year contract period.

Indaver currently owns and operates EfW facilities in Ireland, Belgium and Netherlands. The energy from waste plant will take non-recyclable waste from Aberdeen City,

Aberdeenshire, and Moray Councils and burn it cleanly and completely conforming to the latest and known future strict European standards for emissions. The energy produced will be sent to a district heating network.