Earls Gate Energy Centre

KEY INFORMATION

Location: Grangemouth

Client: CNIM

Value: £5 million

Duration: 40 weeks

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Cidon were appointed to deliver the concrete works at Earls Gate Energy Centre by French industrial engineering contractor CNIM. The project is part of Scotland's ban on landfilling biodegradable municipal waste, which is expected to come into force in January 2021

The plant will be replacing an old gas fired plant, and with the new technology, Earls Gate plant will be one of the most efficient in the UK. When completed in 2021 the Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC) will convert 216,000 tonnes of waste, the equivalent of around 20% of Scotland's total landfilled household waste in to energy, producing 79 gigawatt hours (GWh) of green electricity and 81GWh of heat in the form of steam each year.

Cidon have been appointed to carry out all the structural concrete works to the £250M facility with 10,000 m3 of concrete to be poured throughout the project. The works are to include a waste bunker containing 3,300m3 of concrete, a boiler hall, turbine hall, tipping hall and ancillary buildings.

The Plant shall include all site infrastructure, buildings, roads, services, offices, workshops and stores. The Site is a brown field site occupying the south west corner of the larger Calachem site.

UNIQUE FEATURES

  • Extensive temporary works capability and experience in this ancillary sector enabled quick and efficient design solutions.
  • Previous experience and performance on similar projects was instrumental in this award.
  • Extensive temporary works schemes developed for complex and high-risk elements
  • Extensive temporary works capability and experience in this ancillary sector enabled quick and efficient design solutions.
  • Previous experience and performance on similar projects was instrumental in this award.
  • Extensive temporary works schemes developed for complex and high-risk elements