Issue No.23: Update on construction mobilisation of EnviRecover
The main plant building is now virtually complete and the final elements of the building cladding are being erected. The administrative block, which is part of the main boiler house, is being fitted out. The main civil engineering works are focussed on completion of the drainage system, the internal site roads, the weighbridges and associated office.
Work on building services is well advanced; telecommunications infrastructure will be installed shortly, the new water main has been installed and commissioned.
Commissioning of the plant is in progress. The refractory drying process, using fuel oil heating of the grate, has been completed. Steam blowing of the boiler – as identified in our earlier information leaflet – is scheduled to start in week commencing 1st August 2016. This activity will be evident from a visible plume and will be audible quite close to the site. We expect the steam blowing to last around 15 to 20 minutes, twice per day for up to a week. The noise emissions at peak will be reduced via a silencer to a minimum level (low noise emissions). The exact time of day cannot be specified at present however, as a precaution, the very first steam blow is likely to be early in the morning (before 8.00 am) when there are few people at the facility and in the immediate area.
Currently, it is envisaged that the first receipt of waste vehicles, for combustion trials with waste, will be around the middle of August.
Site organisation and health and safety continues to be maintained to a high standard.
There are presently around 250 people engaged on site works.
If you have any queries, please address them to Envirecover@severnwaste.co.uk