Jobs fair for the Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility

A jobs fair for the Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) will be held at the Riverside Lodge, 46 Annick Rd, Irvine KA11 4LD on Tuesday 24th January 2023 from 10:30 to 19:00.

The fair is an opportunity for job seekers from the local community to meet the main contractors from the project and find out about construction-related job opportunities, work experience and longer term employment prospects at the facility. Related skills, recruitment and job support agencies will also be exhibiting. The fair is free, open to all and there is no need to register in advance.

The facility, based on the Oldhall Industrial Estate, Irvine, is being built by STC Power as EPC contractor on behalf of Doveryard Limited. Construction works began in August 2022 after the enabling work (preparations to make the building site ready for construction) were completed.

Once operational, the Oldhall ERF will generate 17MW of electricity – enough to power 30,000 homes – and will divert up to 180,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill annually.

Project Manager, Alberto Andres said:

“The number of workers on site will fluctuate over time but it is anticipated there will be around 200 people employed on the site at the peak of the construction phase and where possible, we want to recruit people from the local area. We would encourage anyone interested to come along to the jobs fair or, if they can’t make it, send us their CV. Once construction finishes, we’ll be looking to fill 20 full-time, permanent positions to operate the plant and will be recruiting for these later in 2023.”

To submit a CV or to find out more about the project, please visit:

Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility launches liaison committee

The Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility project team is seeking community representatives to join a liaison committee for its ongoing project at the Oldhall Industrial Estate, Irvine.

The committee will gather feedback and opinions from the local community, as well as provide updates during the construction and subsequent commissioning phases of the project. It will meet on a regular basis with the aim of ensuring the project proceeds with minimal impact and disruption.  

Project Manager, Alberto Andres, said:

“The Local Liaison Committee will provide an essential forum for the project team to work with the local community. It will meet on a regular basis to discuss what is happening on the project, as well as address any areas of concern.

“Although the construction works are expected to cause very little disruption, we are keen to meet representatives of the local community on a regular basis to answer any questions, listen to feedback and keep people informed of progress.”

The committee will meet once a quarter, although occasionally there may be extra meetings when the need arises. Places are limited so those interested in joining are asked to email to request an application form. 

The deadline for responses is Monday 31st October and the first meeting will take place later this year.

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Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility Meet the Buyer Press Release

Proposed site design

Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility invites local businesses to ‘Meet the Buyer’

The project team and owners of Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) based at the Oldhall Industrial Estate in Irvine, Ayrshire are holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at the Gailes Hotel and Spa, Marine Drive, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA11 5AE on Thursday 21st April 2022 from 10.30 until 18.30.

The Oldhall ERF will generate 17MW of electricity – enough to power 30,000 homes – and will diverting up to 180,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill annually.

The facility is being developed STC Power as EPC contractor on behalf of Doveryard Limited.  STC Power has recently begun groundworks for the project and will begin demolition in April with civil and structural phases following closely thereafter.  Doveryard Limited is owned by funds managed by Octopus Renewables.

Doveryard Limited and STC Power are keen to work with the local community wherever possible and with that in mind the Oldhall ERF project team are now inviting local suppliers to a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.  This is an opportunity for local suppliers to meet representatives of the project teams to discuss the project and upcoming opportunities.

This is an open event but visitor numbers will be controlled through the day to support social distancing and to avoid congestion at peak times. Accordingly anyone wishing to attend should register and book a time slot in advance via the eventbrite link

Businesses that are unable to attend, but are still interested in working on the project can email with details of the goods and services they offer.

Low Carbon & Waste Energy Power Partners announce the sale of Doveryard Limited to Octopus Renewables to construct the 180,000 tonne Oldhall Energy Recovery Project

Proposed design of the site
  • First large-scale, subsidy free energy recovery project in western Scotland.
  • Low Carbon, Waste Energy Power Partners (WEPP) and Octopus Renewables recently reached financial close on the construction of the net 17MWe Oldhall Energy Recovery plant in Scotland, capable of processing over 185,600 tonnes per annum of non-recyclable household and commercial & industrial (C&I) waste which would otherwise be sent to landfill or exported.
  • STC Power S.r.l will fulfil the role of EPC Contractor with Standardkessel Baumgarte providing the main “chute to stack” technology solution.
  • The project will secure >200 jobs during construction and create 40 local full-time roles during the operational life of the plant.

26 October 2021: Low Carbon and WEPP are delighted to announce the sale of Doveryard Limited to funds managed by Octopus Renewables, which will see the construction of the energy recovery facility on the Oldhall Industrial Estate in Irvine, Ayrshire. The planned facility, which has been in development for the last 3 years, will export 17 megawatts of low carbon electricity, enough to power 30,000 homes with the ability to provide high quality heat and steam to nearby high value businesses.

This facility will be the first large-scale, subsidy free energy recovery facility in western Scotland, bringing with it best available technology (BAT), an EPC contractor with over 40-year experience and a leading renewables investor.

The project will also benefit from long term feedstock agreements signed with both Enva and Geminor to supply the plant with the bulk of the 180,000 tonnes required per annum. These experienced suppliers will benefit the project and deliver an advanced residual waste solution to the local region.

North Ayrshire Council have remained very supportive of the project since inception and the project partners look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. The longer-term ambition of the project is to provide high quality steam and heat to local businesses, most notably the forthcoming i3 business park development, and support the council in achieving its low carbon objectives.

The project and land agreements were advised on by Ashurst LLP and TLT LLP respectively, and all technical aspects of the project transaction were supported by Fichtner Consulting Engineers.

Dominic Noel Johnson, Investment Director at Low Carbon, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone with our development partner, WEPP, and to have completed our first transaction with Octopus Renewables. This project is an excellent example of how to develop and structure greenfield projects from scratch in new markets with new partners. We are grateful to continue to play our part in a low carbon energy future for Scotland and look forward to seeing this project enter its next stage of development and the benefits it will bring to the local community.”

Mark Denham, CEO of Waste Energy Power Partners commented: “What makes this project unique is the real impact it will have in the local area – its capacity to power thousands of homes, divert waste that would otherwise be exported or sent to landfill and the economic benefits on local employment and business from this significant investment. We hope that this will provide a blueprint for similar projects in the future across the UK, as it is only by bringing together the right partners to work together and share expertise that it has been possible for us to get this development off the ground.”

Peter Dias, Investment Director, Octopus Renewables commented: “As one of the UK’s leading specialist investors in energy generation, we are thrilled to be able to acquire this landmark project for our investors. The project will play a crucial role in supporting Scotland’s target to ban landfill by 2025, enabling the waste to be used as a fuel source instead, and demonstrating the potential of technologies such as Energy Recovery in the UK’s diversified energy mix. It has been a pleasure working alongside Low Carbon, WEPP and the other partners on this deal and we look forward to progressing the project into construction and operation”

Michelle Scott General Manager, Enva commented: “The Oldhall Energy Recovery Project will play an important role in continuing to diversify Scotland’s energy mix and reducing the reliance on traditional fossil fuels. Unlocking the energy value of waste that cannot be recycled makes both environmental and economic sense and we look forward to working with all parties to deliver a consistent supply of high quality and sustainable fuel.”

James Maiden, Managing Director, Geminor commented: “Geminor UK is very pleased that the development process for the Oldhall Energy Recovery Project is now complete and look forward to preparing for and implementing the fuel supply plans following the construction phase of the project. The Oldhall Project is a welcome addition to Geminor’s growing domestic offtake capacity, which will be employed to serve our long-established customer base in Scotland”


About Low Carbon

Low Carbon is a leading renewable energy investment and asset management platform committed to the development and operation of renewable energy at scale. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, wind, energy storage, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency. Low Carbon, a certified B Corp, has a proven track record in the development, construction, financing and management of renewable energy assets and remains involved in the projects for the long term with a dedicated asset management team that manages assets on balance sheet and for third parties. The team is actively engaged in the UK and European waste-to-energy market with 6 assets in current development totalling 220MW and with a broader renewable energy pipeline of more than 5GW, they are well-positioned to capitalise on opportunities as the need for renewable energy and energy security increases.

About WEPP

Waste Energy Power (WEPP) Partners’ developments represent an important gateway to deploying effiecnt waste and energy infrastructure that make better use of waste and recycling resources. At WEPP our focus is on developments which offer significant investment opportunities as well as supporting local employment while aligning to global sustainability and renewable outcomes. Our experience of acquiring sites and delivering assets including the necessary planning permission, helps us develop the commercial frameworks required to support our assets. Combined with our management services business which oversee projects in their construction and operational phases, we are able to provide expert continuity for project stakeholders throughout the project life.

About Octopus Renewables

Octopus Renewables, part of Octopus Energy, is a specialist energy investor. It has a diverse portfolio of assets with a capacity of over 2.8GW, making it the largest commercial solar investor in Europe and a leading investor in onshore wind. In the UK it manages a portfolio of 197MWs of Biomass generation across 7 sites using a mixture of locally sourced feedstocks.