South Clyde Energy Centre


South Clyde Energy Centre, Glasgow

Waste Infrastructure Development

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Project Contact
Richard Barker on 0161 629 8200
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Proposed Energy from Waste facility capable of producing 21MW of electricity.


Land to the south of King George V Dock with access onto the M8 and A8.


Planning Permission Status

Planning permission was granted subject to conditions and a Section 75 agreement on the 11th December 2012.

Further information

Peel Environmental is proposing to invest in the development of a £200 million facility known as The South Clyde Energy Centre which would play a pivotal role in the management of up to 250,000 tonnes of waste per year from Glasgow and surrounding areas.

The proposed South Clyde Energy Centre could help deliver one of Glasgow’s aspirational district heating zones, by potentially providing energy to the new Southern General Hospital. The area is identified as a potential District Heating Zone in the latest version of the Glasgow City Plan.

There will be two core elements of the centre:

  • A Recyclables Recovery Facility

  • An Energy Recovery Facility

The Recyclables Recovery Facility, which will take up to 250,000 tonnes of residual (black bag) waste from households and businesses and remove recyclable materials, such as metals, plastics and glass, before creating a refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the leftover non-recycled waste. This will be mixed with RDF brought in from other facilities, which has already had recyclable materials removed, and used as a fuel in the Energy Recovery Facility.

The Energy Recovery Facility will use proven Energy from Waste (EfW) technology which is strictly regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The proposed South Clyde Energy Centre will play a vital role in the multimillion pound regeneration planned for the area. The South Clyde Energy Centre will create around 350 jobs during the construction phase and up to 45 full time positions once the centre is operational. A range of modern apprenticeships will also be made available to people in Glasgow.