Clugston-CNIM JV secures contract for £210m Scottish EFW project

WCN Editorial Team 5 Mar 2019 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

A joint venture between Clugston and CNIM has secured a contract from a consortium consisting of Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group (GIG) and Covanta Energy for a new £210m energy from waste (EfW) plant at Grangemouth in Scotland.

The Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC) scheme will be the 12th to be jointly delivered by the Anglo-French team.

Upon completion, the EGEC will convert 216,000 tonnes of waste, the equivalent of 20% of Scotland’s total landfilled household waste, into energy, producing 79GWh of green electricity and 81GWh of heat in the form of steam each year.

EGEC will become a source of green, low-cost energy for businesses such as chemical manufacturer and site service provider CalaChem, which has entered into a long-term energy supply agreement to use electricity and steam produced by the facility.

Under the arrangement, Clugston will provide building and civil engineering services to the plant, designed and installed by Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranee (CNIM).

The facility is expected to support Scotland’s biodegradable municipal waste landfill ban, which is due to come into effect from January 2021.

Construction will commence later in 2019 and the facility is expected to be operational by late 2021.

Earlier in January 2019, Clugston has secured a £7.5m contract to provide the civils work for a new Bottom Ash (BA) processing facility for Ballast Phoenix, which specialises in capturing and reusing the non-hazardous material left over from EfW plants.

Located at the Ferrybridge Power Station site in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, the new facility will be completed in summer 2019.

The plant will process the bottom ash generated by two adjacent EfW plants.

Metals will be extracted from the bottom ash using Ballast Phoenix’s process and supplied to metal companies for reuse. The remaining material will be graded into sustainable sources of aggregates for the construction industry.

The key element of the project will be the construction of a 1,700m² portal frame process and storage building, including a two-storey office area, as well as external hardstanding and logistics infrastructure.

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Image: The Earls Gate facility in Scotland. Photo: Courtesy of Clugston.

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