Ferrybridge Multifuel 2

  • Category: Thermal
  • Energy type: Multifuel
  • Project type: Project

The Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) power station will have a generating capacity of circa 70MW and produce enough energy to power around 180,000* homes. Full construction of the project began in 2016 and is expected to be fully commercially operational in 2019.

FM2 is being built on land adjacent to the existing Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1) project, which entered commercial operation in July 2015. 

FM2 is capable of treating up to 675,000 tonnes of waste derived fuels each year, however on average the plant’s throughput is expected to be 570,000 tonnes per annum.

The FM2 plant represents a £325 million investment by SSE, and is expected to create in excess of 300 construction jobs during the 3 year construction period. 

It is expected that the local economy will benefit from around £10 million of additional business for local hotels, restaurants and other service providers. 

FM2 is being constructed by SSE, in conjunction with the main EPC contractor, Hitachi Zosen Inova. 


Construction update - March 2017

At the end of March 2017, we filmed a short video of the construction activities currently taking place on site.

Please see video here.


During the construction of Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2), SSE is committed to using local labour, goods and services wherever possible. The plant is being built by Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) on land adjacent to Ferrybridge Power Station and the FM1 plant.

Construction of the project began in 2016, and the plant is expected to fully operational by summer 2019.

If you are interested in supplying labour, goods or services to the FM2 construction project, please complete the supplier questionnaire form and return to ferrybridge2-project@hz-inova.com

The Consent for FM2

The FM2 project was developed by a joint venture known as Multifuel Energy Ltd (MEL), a 50:50 partnership between SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies Ltd. 

As the FM2 power station will generate over 50MW of energy, it is a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP), and required a Development Consent Order (DCO) under the Planning Act 2008 to allow it to be constructed and operated.

MEL applied to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), the Government Agency responsible for examining applications for DCOs. PINS examined the application and made a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who granted planning consent for the project on 28 October 2015.

Ferrybridge Multifuel 1

The Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1) project is operated by Multifuel Energy Ltd, and entered full commercial operation in July 2015. For more details on the FM1 project, please visit www.multifuelenergy.com 

Contact us

For general queries regarding FM2, please email jade.fearon@sse.com or contact 01724 788236. 

For media enquiries, please contact the SSE Media Team on 0345 076 0530 or media@sse.com.