Armafix Supply Containment at BDR Waste

  • 13 February, 2014
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Armafix is pleased to be able to supply the containment to the electrical contractor working on the new waste treatment facility at Bolton Road, Manvers.  To date we have supplied 570m of conduit, over 560m of hot dip galvanised cable tray, not to mention many lengths of galvanised trunking and Unistrut as well as all of the associated fixings.

Preliminary work began in September 2012 and contractors successfully progressed with work on the site access that required a road-bridge across the Hound Hill Dyke.  This was essential to permit vehicle access onto the main site, for both the construction and operational phases of the project.

With the bridge complete, street lighting and power supplies on the main were then connected.  Over the next six months, the site foundations were prepared ready for the building construction work to take place.

The contract will see the delivery of a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility on the same site to optimize recycling opportunities.  The facility will be built by 2015 and Shanks will operate and maintain it over a 25-year period from 2015 until 2040.

This impressive new facility will treat up to 265,000 tonnes per year of leftover household and a small amount of commercial waste from the three councils (Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham).  After treatment, nearly half of this waste will end up as a solid recovered fuel (SRF) which will be used to generate electricity at a new multifuel plant currently under construction next to the existing SSE Ferrybridge Power Station.  Once the facility at Bolton Road is fully operational it will lead to a saving equivalent to a staggering 114,000 tonnes of CO2 each and every year.

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