Community Update on Commissioning

Commissioning Update: Levenseat Renewable Energy’s Power Plant enters Hot Commissioning

Aerial view of Leavenseats Materials Recovery and Fuel Preparation plant and adjacent Power Plant summer 2018

Following the successful completion of the cold commissioning testing process, the facility is ready to enter a new stage of commissioning known as hot commissioning.

During hot commissioning we will be testing the plant using refuse derived fuel (RDF). Before this can happen the plant has to be fully prepared to receive and handle RDF for the first time, and then allowed to reach the correct temperature before any operations can commence.

The hot commissioning process is part of the testing procedure that the facility must undergo before it becomes fully operational.

Whilst the facility is commissioning you may notice steam and condensation coming from the plant via the main stack. These are normal releases and will reduce as we progress through the hot commissioning phase. Once in normal operation steam plumes will generally only be visible when the outside air temperature is below 5C.

We do not anticipate any issue or disruption for local residents from the hot commissioning process, should anyone have any concerns please give us a call on 01501 773119 or email


Want to know more?

Levenseat will be holding an Open day when the Power Plant officially opens. Spaces will be limited so if you would like to register your interest please contact our Communications Manger


Further Reading:

Community Information – New Waste Treatment Facility

Levenseat Renewable Energy Information Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions on Energy from Waste (external link to SEPA website)

Related Articles:

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Materials Recycling Facility Now Open





Notes to Editor

Levenseat Ltd is a Recycling & Waste Management company based in Central Scotland. With 30 years experience, Levenseat has established a reputation for reliability, accessibility and  innovation. We are committed to developing new waste solutions to provide customers with an environmental and economic solution. With the construction of our new Waste Treatment Facility together with our wider established facility, we will be delivering to the market Scotland’s largest integrated facility providing treatment and recovery for a wide range of waste materials.

Levenseat Renewable Energy Limited is an offshoot from Levenseat Ltd. with external investment provided from funds managed by Zouk Capital LLP and Foresight Group LLP (Green Investment Bank) with debt from Investec Bank plc. The Company was established specifically for the development of Energy from Waste and associated infrastructure.


About the project

Total project value:  £111m

Total GIB indirect investment: £28.5m equity

Investors: GIB, Zouk Capital, Levenseat Limited

Environmental impact: recovery and recycling of over a million tonnes of materials over its lifetime, reduction in lifetime greenhouse gas emissions of over 1,300,000 tonnes, equivalent to taking over 23,000 cars off the road

Energy generation: 75GWh of electricity produced per year

Feedstock supply: from adjacent MRF facility with capacity to process 215,000 tpa

Developer:  Levenseat Renewable Energy Holdings Limited

EPC Contractor: M+W Group

Technology Provider, O&M Operator: Outotec Energy Products

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