Worksop Galvanizing is playing a vital role in the ongoing construction of an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at a farm in Oxfordshire.
The plant has partnered with Bourne Group to galvanize 2,000 tonnes of structural steel used for the construction of an EfW facility at Ardley Fields Farm near Oxford, which will have the capacity to process 300,000 tonnes of residual, non-recyclable waste.
“This has been a fantastic project to be involved in,” Kevin Springett, Project Manager at Bourne Group, explained. “Once completed, the waste facility will provide a number of benefits including bringing landfill diversions down by 95%, and generating up to 24mW of renewable electricity which will be supplied to the national grid. We used hot dip galvanizing on our steelwork due to its lack of maintenance requirements and long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion, helping to ensure the longevity of the buildings.”
Bourne Group and Worksop Galvanizers began work on the facility in February 2013, and are both on target to complete the work this month. The EfW facility, which was commissioned by Viridor Waste Management, will be fully operational by September 2014.
Paul Robinson, Commercial Manager of Worksop Galvanizing, said: “There’s a massive growth in the construction of energy from waste plants across the whole of the UK, as they are considered an environmentally and financially-viable method of creating renewable energy. It’s great to see the facility progressing so well, and we’re looking forward to working with Bourne Group for many years to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd