A group of more than 30 business leaders from across North Wales have joined together to voice their support for Parc Adfer, the new energy recovery facility being proposed for the Deeside Industrial Park.
The group, which includes notable industry bodies such as the CBI Cymru, the Federation of Small Businesses and the North Wales Business Council have all signed an open letter addressed to the members of the Planning Committee on Flintshire County Council, who are due to consider the planning application on Friday 17 April.
The letter points to the commercial, economic and environmental benefits of the project which is intended to generate electricity from waste that would otherwise be landfilled, benefitting the region for 25 years. It also notes the many millions of pounds which will be spent with suppliers to the project, both during construction and operation.
Askar Sheibani, who is a signatory to the letter and chairman of the Deeside Industrial Park Business Forum, said: “This project represents a real boost for the business community in North Wales. It will be an environmentally friendly alternative to landfilling our waste and will also pump many millions of pounds into the local economy as a result of job creation and supply chain opportunities for our local businesses. I’m a strong supporter of the project, as are many businesses on the Forum. I hope the Planning Committee recognises this is a worthwhile, well-planned project and approves the application, so our communities can start to make the most of the benefits Parc Adfer will bring.”
Parc Adfer Project Manager, Phil Short, added: “We’re very grateful to the signatories of this letter who understand that we have an investment opportunity that could, if planning permission is granted, provide a boost to the local economy as well as safely turn non-recyclable waste into environmentally friendly, low carbon energy. We’d like to thank these business leaders for their support, and in return we offer them our commitment that North Wales businesses will be among the first to feel the benefits if the project is given permission to proceed.”
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Notes to Editors:
- For more information about the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) please visit nwrwtp.com
- Wheelabrator is a world leading energy from waste (EfW) company operating in North America, Europe and China. Wheelabrator is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm with over $13 billion in capital commitments.
- Wheelabrator has developed, owned and operated EfW facilities for nearly 40 years. Today, it currently owns and/or operates 19 energy facilities in the United States, 15 of which are EfW.