The Merseyside Residual Waste Recovery project reached financial close on December 23, 2013.
The project comprises the transfer of waste from the Merseyside area to a planned energy-from-waste plant in Wilton, near Middlesborough. The waste would be transported by rail, therefore part of the project includes the development of a rail waste transfer loading station in the town of Kirkby. The plant in Wilton will consist of a waste processing facility and an incinerator, burned under controlled conditions to produce energy.
Operis provided model audit services at both final bid submission and financial close for the sponsors, which included SITA UK, Sembcorp Utilities and I-Environment Investments,. The lenders comprise Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Mizuho Bank, Credit Argricole, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UK Green Investment Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, and Unicredit Bank.
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