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            DWF advises Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority on high-profile contract termination

            Manchester-headquartered global legal business DWF has advised Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority in the successful termination of its waste disposal and recycling contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited.  
             

            Date: 03/10/2017

            Manchester-headquartered global legal business DWF has advised Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority in the successful termination, by mutual consent, of its waste disposal and recycling contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited.  
             
            The original 25-year contract was signed in 2009, with a value of approximately £3.8 billion, and promised to deliver significant diversion from landfill and environmental benefits.  More recently, the project has experienced technical and operational challenges with a number of the facilities and, in light of those issues and against the need to manage the continuing pressures on the public purse, the Authority made the decision to terminate the arrangements. In doing so, it has achieved significant efficiency savings and operational improvements.
             
            DWF has assisted the Authority in bringing the contract to a close, enabling the Authority to release significant private financing as well as preserving important elements of the scheme, such as the Thermal Power Station located at Ineos Chlor in Runcorn.

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