Power Plant Enters Commissioning Phase

The Levenseat Renewable Energy project which is under construction at the main Levenseat site, by Forth, Lanark is about to reach another major milestone in the construction process, with the Power Plant entering into commissioning phase. 

The new waste treatment facility is also home to an advanced Material Recovery Facility (MRF) which opened in September 2017. The MRF uses state of the art automated technology to recover high levels of recyclates and the remaining waste, is then prepared into a fuel known as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for the Power Plant.

The Power Plant will provide an environmentally responsible means of producing reliable baseload electricity. The Plant uses non-recyclable waste as a fuel, reducing Scotland’s reliance on fossil fuels for energy and reducing the need for landfill.


The first major phase of commissioning is Steam Blowing which is scheduled to take place in January 2018 and is a one off event. Steam Blowing is essentially steam cleaning part of the system before Operations begin. For more information on the Steam Blowing process please download Levenseat’s handy information guide: Community info Leaflet – Steam Blowing

Levenseat will also be running two local events for residents to find out more. Local community members are invited to come along and learn about the commissioning process and the new waste treatment facility.

Town Venue Date & Time
Forth Forth Sports Centre 18th December 4pm– 7pm
Fauldhouse Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, Room 3 20th December 4pm– 7pm


Related Documents:

Community Information – New Waste Treatment Facility

Levenseat Renewable Energy Information Brochure


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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