AN energy-from-waste plant built by a Keppel Corp unit in the United Kingdom has begun commercial operations, the firm said in a statement on Thursday.
Keppel said that its unit, Keppel Seghers, completed the plant's first phase on Jan 18 and has handed that over to its client, INEOS Runcorn (TPS) Limited.
The facility is one of the biggest waste and renewable energy projects in Europe and can process up to 425,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel per year, Keppel noted.
It added that the facility is expected to help divert more than 75 per cent of the Greater Manchester region's waste away from landfills.
Keppel Seghers is also building the facility's second phase. It is scheduled to hand the second phase over to another client, Viridor Waste Management, by the end of June this year, Keppel said.
When fully operational, the combined plant will be able to process up to 850,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel per year.
Keppel Seghers is a wholly owned unit of the Keppel Infrastructure group, which is a division of Keppel Corp.
Keppel shares shed three Singapore cents to close at S$8.76 on Thursday.