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Law firm takes advisory role over waste to energy plant contract

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: April 07, 2011

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Law firm Osborne Clarke has advised Babcock's Devonport Dockyard on the award of a 250million euro (£223m) waste to energy contract to MVV Umwelt GmBH (MVV).

The deal involved negotiation between MVV, the South West Devon Waste Partnership, the Ministry of Defence and Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd.

Osborne Clarke's team was led by partners Julia Wood and Alan John, assisted by associates Jon Stewart, Katharine Cooper and Stuart Cleak.

Designed to treat up to 245,000 tonnes of municipal waste from Plymouth, Devon and Torbay each year, the waste to energy plant in Plymouth will divert waste from landfill for the project's 25 year term.

The electricity and heat generated through a combined heat and power process will be used at Devonport Dockyard and HM Naval Base, making site operations more economically efficient, saving resources and reducing the carbon footprint. Construction is subject to planning consent.

Partner Julia Wood said: "We are delighted to have helped longstanding client Devonport Royal Dockyard on a complex project, which we hope will provide significant benefits to all interested parties."

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