M+W Group has been awarded a £150m contract to act as the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the delivery of a new, advanced waste-to-energy facility (EfW) in Kingston upon Hull.
The German-based company will be responsible for the design and build of the new facility, which will incorporate the latest fluidised bed gasification technology.
The new facility (Energy Works) is designed to reduce the need to for local landfill as well as relying on fossil fuel generated power to meet local energy demand. When completed Energy Works will be able to generate up to 28MW of electricity, producing enough energy from treating waste to power the equivalent of over 40,000 homes in the community each year.
When completed Energy Works will be able to generate up to 28MW of electricity, producing enough energy from treating waste to power the equivalent of over 40,000 homes in the community each year
Located in the industrial heart of the city, the facility will see the redevelopment of two adjacent brownfield sites covering an area of 12 acres. To reduce the need for vehicular transportation and impact of any congestion in the area during the construction and operation of the facility, a special high-line conveyor and access route will be created to connect the two sites.
An additional key feature of the new development is the promotion of a better understanding of how new technologies and techniques can transform the way waste is managed. This includes, for example, the latest methods of recycling and the use of alternative fuels to produce sustainable energy. With this in mind, the new facility incorporates an educational “Energy Academy”, providing modern research and development facilities in collaboration with local Hull University.
Working on the project alongside M+W Group will be two main sub-contractors; Outotec, an international specialist in advanced gasification technology; and Spencer Group, the Hull-based engineering and construction business leading the civil engineering works for the new facility.
Construction is due to start in January 2016 with completion scheduled for summer 2017.