Press Release: Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd appointed Owners Engineer on Viridor’s Carbon Capture facility

Fichtner is delighted to have been appointed as the Owners Engineer by Viridor for the Runcorn Carbon Capture facility.

Runcorn is one of the largest Energy from Waste facilities in the UK, treating up to a million tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year and generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 154,500 homes. The development of the Carbon Capture Plant at Runcorn will be a first of its kind as one of the first carbon capture projects linked to an EfW facility in the world, and one of the first projects in line to receive funding under the UK Government’s Track 1 funding for carbon capture projects.

The project also marks a significant milestone for decarbonisation of the waste sector with aims to capture over 900,000 tonnes of CO2 each year and playing a vital role in the regional decarbonisation strategy by supplying CO2 to the HyNet cluster sequencing program in the North West.

As the Owners Engineer, the Fichtner team will assist with the supervision and quality assurance of the FEED studies. Having collaborated with Viridor for over 20 years of successful projects, we are extremely pleased to have been selected to support the key development stages in what will be a blueprint project for the UK’s carbon capture industry.



Duncan Abernethy, Business Development Direct & Chairman commented:

“We have a longstanding and successful partnership with Viridor, having worked together on many projects during 20 years of project delivery and development. The continuation of our work together marks a natural evolution and progression of our professional relationship. Leveraging our expertise in energy from waste, we aim to bring together CCS with Runcorn as a flagship project in the UK, laying the groundwork for further CCS initiatives in the industry. We look forward to supporting this venture and helping to define this first of its kind project by combining our knowledge and resources with Viridor’s capabilities. Together, we are we are committed to making a positive impact and driving the future of sustainable waste management practices.”






Further information on this announcement can be found here: Viridor commits over £20m to its Runcorn Carbon Capture Project as it appoints Technip Energies and Fichtner as key partners