Excavation works of the 7,200m3 waste bunker at the Ardley Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in north Oxfordshire have been completed.
The facility, being created in partnership between Viridor, Oxfordshire County Council and construction consortium CNIM-Clugston, will see 300,000 tonnes of residual, non-recyclable waste a year converted into 24MW of renewable electricity to be supplied to the National Grid.
Construction at the site began at the end of 2011 and following the completion of excavation works the waste bunker will now be reinforced with concrete and an entrance and access road will be constructed.
A total of 30 people are currently working on site, but this will rise to over 200 at the peak of construction work.
Viridor chief executive Colin Drummond said: "I would like to congratulate the project team for the great work being put into the development of this first class facility which will be an important contributor to the green economy."