Sustainable Industrial Park Set For Sheffield

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Sustainable Industrial Park Set For Sheffield

Plans have been submitted to create a sustainable industries park on a brownfield site in Sheffield, with a number of companies already planning to be part of the development.

According to the Star, the £36 million development will feature a biomass power station, as well as an anaerobic digestion plant to provide heat and power to the other businesses on the site. One of these is set to be Abbey Forged Products, which has submitted an application to construct a new forge on the site.

The aim would be for 95 per cent of the power required to run the forge to come from the sustainable power stations set to be constructed at the location.

Landowners AMG Investments hope that six sustainable businesses will come together to form the new industrial park, which will develop a site near Wadsley Bridge that has been derelict for 20 years.

Speaking to the news provider, agent for AMG Investments Mark Leivers said that the scheme makes perfect sense.

“It’s a unique project that creates jobs through sustainable development and encourages metalworking in Sheffield. What could be better than that?” he asserted.

The company also wants to attract firms that specialise in recycling, recovering and reusing waste to the site. In addition to Abbey Forged Products, RAW Energy has committed to the anaerobic digestion plant, while the biomass power station is expected to be run by Earthworm.

If approval is granted, there will be a great deal of construction work to be done on the site and no doubt a need for scaffolding contractors in Sheffield.

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association recently called on the new government to lend its support to the sector and back the use of this technology to generate more power in the UK.