Work ready to begin on £340m Kent power plant
Work is set to start on a new combined heat and power plant in Kent that will convert household waste into steam and electricity.
The project's developer, Wheelabrator Technologies, has now reached an agreement with all parties and construction is due to start this month.
Clugston is civils contractor for the Kemsley plant, CNIM is principal contractor and Arup is lead building designer. Arup will provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering, in addition to reviewing mechanical, electrical and plumbing building services.
The new £340m facility will divert 550,000t of waste a year from Kent and the South East of England. The waste would otherwise have been sent to landfill sites or have been exported to Europe for treatment. The facility has also been designed to provide steam for a neighbouring papermill and will generate 43MW of electricity at full capacity.
“As an industry we are increasingly acknowledging how valuable waste is as a resource for generating energy, but also the treatment of waste through an Energy from Waste plant reduces greenhouse gas emissions,” said Arup associate director and energy and waste buildings business leader Ben Glover. “Facilities like these are shining examples of how great engineering can produce both environmental and economic benefits.”
The Wheelabrator Kemsley facility is scheduled to begin operations in 2019.
- Click here to return to the previous page
- Subscribe to our free construction newsletters
- Buy & Sell Construction Plant Machinery online with TCiTrader.co.uk. Find new, used & reconditioned Construction Equipment. Click here to view Construction Equipment Classifieds.
Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News, Contract News & Supplier News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.
This article was published on 15 Aug 2016 (last updated on 15 Aug 2016).