Cumberland signs off anaerobic digestion plant
Wastewater at manufacturer Holmen Iggesund’s Workington mill will be cleaned and processed in order to create renewable energy to power the company’s operations.
Holmen Iggesund is a premium paperboard manufacturer, which set up its factory off Siddick Road in 1963.
Cumberland Council approved the company’s sustainable proposals to build a 17,200 sq ft anaerobic digestion plant next to its existing mill at yesterday’s planning committee meeting. This decision was made in line with officer recommendations.
At the same meeting, Story Homes’ application to deliver 112 houses near Scotby did not share the same fate. A decision on the scheme was deferred, despite being primed for approval.
Holmen Iggesund will deliver the digestion plant in a vacant area within its current paperboard factory site to accompany the existing factory and storage buildings .
Energy will be generated in the form of steam in order to power the firm’s mill operations.
Tetra Tech submitted the plans on behalf of Holmen Iggesund. The project team also includes Paques, Bingham Yates, and Story Contracting.
To find out more about the plans, search for application number FUL/2023/0107 on Cumberland Council’s planning portal.