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INDUSTRY NEWS New facility for energy-from-waste converter

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£66 million contract to deliver the building and civil engineering works for a new

combined heat and power facility for Wheelabrator Technologies at Kemsley in Kent, South-East England, has been secured by Clugston Construction, part of the privately owned Clugston Group. Established over 78 years ago by the current Chairman’s father, the Group, which has offices and operations in Scunthorpe, Leeds, Stockton-on-Tees, Bromsgrove, Billingham, Driffield, Aberthaw, Ashbourn and Haydock, has activities in construction, logistics and property development and has built a reputation for safely delivering a wide variety of service and projects for customers in the

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public and private sectors. Owned by Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, Wheelabrator Technologies is an industry leader in the conversion of everyday residential and business waste into clean energy. Wheelabrator has a platform of 20 power-producing assets across the US and UK – 16 energy-from-waste facilities and four independent power plants. The Kemsley project will see the construction of a combined heat and power plant, which will create 40 new, full-time permanent roles when the facility becomes operational in 2019.

Civils work began in August and is being managed by Clugston Construction, together with its process engineering partner,

Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM). Founded 160 years ago in France, the CNIM Group is a leading European specialist in the design and construction of turnkey non- fossil thermal power plants under the CNIM, LAB and BABCOCK trademarks. CNIM has designed and delivered 163 waste-to-energy plants in the world, treating the waste of 93 million people. Steve Radcliffe, Managing Director of Clugston

Construction, said: “The project for Wheelabrator Technologies is the latest in our growing portfolio of energy-from-waste plants and is certainly one of the largest combined heat and power developments we have been involved in. We are

Artist’s impression of the energy-from-waste facility at Kemsley in Kent.

delighted to have been chosen by Wheelabrator to deliver such an important facility and we look forward to working with the company over the next three years and beyond”.

Once constructed, the

Wheelabrator facility at Kemsley will manage up to 550,000 tonnes of waste per year from the surrounding area. As a result, the site will generate 43 MW of sustainable electricity for the UK’s National Grid and provide 70 tonnes of valuable steam heat to the adjacent Kemsley Paper Mill. More information from

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