With a contract to design, build and operate the Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park on behalf of Milton Keynes, Ferrovial Services‘ UK subsidiary Amey is continuing to combine innovative technologies to process the borough’s residual municipal waste. Construction began on the plant in 2014 and the plant became fully operational in 2016 after a rigorous testing period. At the plant, food and organic waste is extracted and treated in an anaerobic digester to generate renewable energy and create a compost-like material for use on brownfield sites. Any remaining non-recyclable waste is used as a fuel for an Advanced Thermal Treatment plant. This process the turns waste into a gas, which in turn is combusted to generate high temperature steam that creates renewable electricity in a turbine. The Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is the first facility to use this combination of technology in England and Wales.