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L-R: Kevin Hester-CDM Site Manager- Nationwide Limited, Phil Baker-Head of Project Delivery-Viridor, Jonathan Fallon-Project Manager-Eggersmann
Viridor, which was awarded the contract following a competitive dialogue process, will design, construct, finance and operate the facility to treat waste which would otherwise go to landfill. More than 90% of the partner councils' waste will be diverted from landfill and a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) will be produced which can be used to generate low carbon energy.
The new waste treatment facility is located at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire on the eastern outskirts of Glasgow where Viridor will extract recyclable material, with the RDF taken to the company's £177 million energy recovery facility in Dunbar.
Planned to commence operations in December 2019, it is anticipated that Viridor will treat around 190,000 tonnes of waste per annum through the Bargeddie facility on behalf of the partner councils.
Head of Project Delivery, Phil Baker said: “After we were awarded the overall project we appointed Nationwide as Principal Contractor. The company provided the civils, buildings and all structural work. The plant supply and installation was awarded to Eggersmann Anlagenbau, and the principal consultants for the project are Wardell Armstrong. The total value of the project is approx. £25 million.
“Following commencement, the plant shall process for 12- hours a day, 7 days per week and will employ around 30 operatives. It will receive 90-100 truck movements each day and will deliver municipal solid waste (domestic ‘black bin’ waste) collected from the five local authorities, with the aim to produce an RDF material and also recover any metals and plastics that have slipped through the kerbside collection scheme. This will help the local authorities meet their obligation in terms of diversion to landfill.
“The contract has run very well, and we are currently in the process of cold commissioning. This is one of the very first plants where we designed the production plant first and then wrapped the building around it. Both Nationwide and Eggersmann have met this challenge and delivered.”
Eggersmann waste plant flow:
After a two-year plant design phase and consultation with Viridor the mechanical construction phase commenced in October 2018 and was completed in August 2019. Hot commissioning of the plant is now underway with takeover scheduled by the end of September.
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