E.ON/ Wheelabrator Technologies are proposing a Combined Heat and Power plant at DS Smith’s site at Kemsley Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent. The power plant will help meet the energy needs associated with the production of corrugated cardboard material from recycled paper, card and fibre at the mill in a sustainable and cost effective way helping to ensure competitive operations at a site where 800 people are employed. The mill is the UK's largest waste paper recycler; producing more than 850,000 tonnes of 100 per cent recycled paper and pulp a year. The power plant will also create around 50 new permanent jobs and hundreds of jobs will be created during construction.
Planning permission for the energy recovery facility and associated transport facilities has been granted by Kent County Council and an environmental permit to operate the plant has been issued by the Environment Agency. The SRF from North London would be transported sustainably by rail, continuing the NLWA's use of rail transport.