North east organisations benefit from £150m Aberdeen project

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AN energy from waste (EfW) project currently under construction in Aberdeen has donated £50,000 to several north east organisations as part of its commitment to give back to the surrounding area.

The £150 million project is being led by EFW Ness Limited, which is part of Spanish organisation Acciona. The facility will use a ‘cutting-edge’ thermal treatment process for the waste and will also be configured as a power plant that will generate electricity which will provide heat energy for the Torry area of Aberdeen.

The facility will take non-recyclable waste from the three council areas and treat it cleanly, while conforming to the latest strict European standards. It will provide a long-term, sustainable solution for non-recyclable municipal solid waste with the ability to process 150,000tonnes of waste per year.

A total of 56 charities benefited from the £50,000 donation made by the firm, with 28 being in Aberdeen, 15 in Aberdeenshire, and 12 in Moray. The organisations included community groups for children and the elderly, mental health and health care charities, sporting institutions, and environmental associations.

Aberdeen City Council operational delivery convener, councillor Miranda Radley, said, “It is fantastic to see the significant number of charities and organisations which are benefitting from the project’s community benefits programme. We welcome this financial support for these groups and thank Acciona for their work in the programme.”

Councillor John Crawley, chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee, added, “Once again it is tremendous to see so many local community groups receiving financial support from Acciona and I know it will make a real difference to projects and activities across the north-east.”

Chair of Moray Council’s economic development and infrastructure services committee, councillor Marc Macrae, said, “I very much welcome this funding support which comes during challenging times for many groups across Moray. I know it will be put to very good use in helping to support and deliver positive benefits across the area.”