The American-owned firm behind the Parc Adfer waste treatment facility has submitted its planning application to Flintshire County Council.
Energy-from-waste specialist Wheelabrator has submitted plans for its proposed 200,000 tonnes per year capacity incineration plant on the edge of Deeside industrial estate.
The company was named as the preferred bidder for a 25 year contract to treat household waste on behalf of North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) – the five council partnership which includes Flintshire, Isle of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd.
The firm hopes that planning consent could be granted during the first half of 2015, allowing construction work to commence late in the year.
If successful Wheelabrator expect the facility to be operational by 2018, the site will the then supply waste heat through steam pipes to nearby industrial or commercial users, as well as incinerate tonnes of household waste, diverting it from landfill sites.
According to the five councils, the facility will help them towards meeting the Welsh Government target to recycle 70% of waste by 2025.