Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1) is a new £300 million thermal power plant located on land owned by SSE at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire. This project is capable of generating around 68MW of low carbon electricity using a range of fuel sources, including waste-derived fuels from various sources of municipal, commercial and industrial solid waste. FM1 works in a similar manner to the existing coal fired power station on the site where the fuel is burned under controlled conditions to raise high temperature steam which is then used to generate electricity.

Our services included;

  • Concept development;
  • Specification development;
  • Assessment of tenders;
  • Support for negotiations with shortlisted contractors;
  • Owners Engineer;
  • Full time secondment of engineers to MFE;
  • Specialist engineering support throughout the construction and commissioning phases.

On an ‘electricity only’ basis, the Ferrybridge plant is the worlds most efficient EfW project. Following the successful development and construction of the project, Multifuel Energy Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between SSE and Wheelabrator, have developed the second plant called MF2. The combined plants will have the ability to treat over a million tonnes of waste per year.