We are specialist legal and commercial advisers in the waste and resource management sector. We recognise that waste is a resource - a valuable commodity that should be reused and recycled where possible, and otherwise making a contribution to the UK's energy requirements.
We understand the sector. We are specialists in the development of merchant waste infrastructure and waste PFI/PPP. We have advised on all forms of energy from waste plants, including advanced conversion technologies, moving grate and anaerobic digestion.
Our experience includes helping clients manage all the relevant waste streams, such as both municipal and commercial waste, RDF/SRF, biomass and clinical waste.
We are market leaders in the combined heat and power sector. We have helped deliver a significant number of CHP and district energy projects which use waste heat from energy from waste plants as a valuable fuel for homes and commercial properties.
We are sector innovators. From new project delivery models, new waste treatment technologies, resource efficiency programmes through to smart cities.
Bevan Brittan provided a quality legal service throughout the procurement working seamlessly with the Viridor in house legal team contributing significantly to the success of this project.
We find solutions to client needs and resolve disagreements.
Our clients include Government departments and agencies, local authorities, leading waste management companies, banks and equity funders, project developers, technology providers and others in the waste management supply chain.
Clients we have worked with include DEFRA, Viridor, Veolia, Suez, Covanta, Cemex, Renewi, Nippon, Eternity Capital, Birmingham City Council and Nottingham City Council.
Our specialist team can help you with:
- Energy from waste
- Waste management infrastructure - MBT, MHT, MRFs
- Waste PFI/PPP procurements
- Waste PFI/PPP contract variations and renegotiations
- Waste supply arrangements
- Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contracts
- Power purchase agreements
- Energy subsidy – CfD, RO, RHI and FIT
- Heat networks and district energy
- Waste collection and environmental services
- Merchant plant considerations
- Fuelled renewable energy plants
- Recycling and reprocessing plants
- Offtake contracts
- Environmental regulation
- Health and safety issues
- Planning and permitting
- Environmental law
- Project refinancing
- Secondary market transactions
- Cost and efficiency savings
- Dispute mitigation and management – EPC and operational issues
- Contract termination issues
- Asset handback
Project Green Waste PPP and Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility
We advised Viridor Waste Management Limited on a complex Waste Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contract for Project Green - a partnership of five local authorities from across South Wales. The PPP contract will see 172,000 tonnes of waste per year from the five authorities treated at Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Trident Park in Cardiff. In respect of the ERF, we advised on £223 million Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract with CNIM/ Lagan Construction, a judicial review and planning matters.
The ERF operating at its full capacity of 350,000 tonnes will generate 28 MW of renewable power by producing electricity, enough energy to provide 50,000 households with their entire electricity needs. The ERF has the potential to connect to a district heating network which could increase the power generation through electricity and heat to 43MW.
Cemex Climafuel Production Plants
We advised Cemex on a complex partnership with Suez for the development of alternative fuel production plants across various sites in the UK, including Malpass Farm, Rugby. The plants will create Climafuel - an innovative SRF produced from domestic, commercial and industrial waste.
This Malpass Farm plant will be adjacent to Cemex's Rugby cement kiln and will be an alternative non-fossil fuel for the cement production process.