MVV Environment is the UK subsidiary of the German energy company MVV Umwelt, providing sustainable and efficient solutions for waste-fired energy generation to publicly and privately owned waste disposal companies, and to local authorities.
MVV entered the UK market in October 2008, bidding primarily for public sector waste contracts across the country. Now established as a responsible and growing group of companies in the UK, MVV operates three EfW and Biomass facilities treating over 650,000 tonnes of household residual waste and biomass a year.
Our largest project in the UK so far is the Devonport Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility in Plymouth. Since 2015, this modern and efficient facility has been using up to 265,000 tonnes of household, commercial and industrial residual waste per year to generate electricity and heat, notably for Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth. In Dundee, we have taken over the existing Baldovie Energy from Waste facility and have built a new, state of the art facility alongside it. From 2022, the two facilities will use up to 220,000 tonnes of municipal, commercial and industrial waste per year for the generation of usable energy.
We are currently developing a new Energy from Waste facility in Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) and others in separate locations in the UK.
Biomass is another key focus of our activities in the UK and demonstrates our responsibility towards society when it comes to promoting the use of renewable energy. Our biomass power facility at Ridham Dock, Kent, uses up to 195,000 tonnes of waste and non-recyclable wood per year to generate green electricity.