Economic impacts of an energy from waste facility
Economic impacts of a new energy from waste facility assessed the economic contribution of Amey’s proposed waste management plant at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire.
It assessed how the direct footprint of the site creates value added and jobs through supply chains, both in the local area and across the UK:
- The construction of the energy from waste facility is estimated to create up to 876 jobs in total within the South Cambridgeshire area (direct plus indirect jobs)
- In addition, the construction of the energy from waste facility could generate up to £45m in additional GVA within the local area
- The ongoing operation and maintenance of the energy from waste facility is estimated to create around 48 additional jobs for the local area in total and generate an additional £2.7m in GVA annually
- These new jobs will be in addition to the 428 jobs (including direct and indirect jobs) that are estimated to exist locally because of the ongoing operation and maintenance of the existing waste management park