ReFood Appoints Britcon To Extend Waste To Energy Site

Re-FoodFood waste recycler ReFood (UK) Ltd has appointed Britcon to deliver an extension to its £24m plant in Widnes.  

Lincolnshire based Britcon is building a new £1.2m digester tank on the site which processes food waste into gas for the National Grid.

The appointment follows Britcons successful delivery of the main plant in 2014 as well as a £20m plant in Doncaster in 2011 (with subsequent £5mn extension in 2014). Britcon is also currently principal contractor for a new £13.5m plant in Dagenham for ReFood.

ReFood has a portfolio of 11 AD plants across Europe, which together generate enough renewable energy to power over 50,000 homes every year.

“Through our work on all of its UK sites we have developed a strong relationship with ReFood, which values our expertise in this very specialist build sector”

The state of the art plant in Widnes currently processes 120,000 tonnes of waste to produce 5MWh of renewable energy per year. The new 18-metre-high and 16-metre-diameter digester tank will increase its food waste recycling capability by 25%.

John Whitmore, Director at Britcon, said: “Through our work on all of its UK sites we have developed a strong relationship with ReFood, which values our expertise in this very specialist build sector. We are delighted to secure a further contract to expand its Widnes site as we move to towards completion of its biggest project to date in Dagenham.”

Britcon’s experience working within the energy and renewables sector has resulted in particular credentials including biomass, solar PV, CHP, wind turbine, anaerobic digestion and thermal and ground source energy. The company is an active member of the Renewables Network.

Britcon (UK) Ltd, which is based in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has set out a strategic plan to focus its core business on key growth areas including energy and renewables. A niche operation has been successfully created by the company to enable the delivery of very specialist design and construction solutions for waste recycling.

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