Thames Gateway Waste to Energy Facility, Dagenham

This waste-to-energy plant is a waste management facility in Dagenham that will export 14MW to the National Grid, enough energy to power 32,000 homes. It uses the innovative RODECS process of industrial gasification, patented by international waste-to-energy specialists Chinook Sciences.

The layout of facilities on the site has been determined by combining the constraints imposed by the National Grid’s overhead power lines with the requirements of the Chinook process and the site’s available points of access.

Segregation of waste vehicles and other users of the site has, for reasons of safety, also been an important design driver.