An environmental permit has been issued to the firm behind plans for an £800m waste incinerator in Flintshire, Wales.

Wheelabrator Technologies Inc said it aims to start building the incinerator, Parc Adfer, in 2016.
Wheelabrator Technologies North Wales plant - Artist impression
Combined heat and power technology will incinerate the waste. It will generate steam which will produce the electricity through a turbine and generator.

Ash produced through the process will be treated on-site to produce materials for the construction industry.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said it was satisfied energy from the waste plant on Deeside Industrial Estate could “operate without harming the environment”.

Once in operation, it will burn 200,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste a year, sending enough electricity for about 30,000 homes to the National Grid.

The project is expected to take three years.