Wednesday, July 2, 2014

News: Recruitment at new Rotherham waste facility

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Recruitment is underway for a range of jobs at the new 20,500 sq m waste facility in Manvers, Rotherham, which is due to be fully operational by July 2015.

A partnership between Shanks Group plc and SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy plc), 3SE plans to use three sites to treat waste with this new facility adjacent to the NEXT warehouse at Brookfield's Park, designed to create material suitable for recovery and recycling.

The Bolton Road facility would receive up to 265,000 tonnes per annum and treat leftover household waste, and a small amount of commercial waste, from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. The three councils secured £77m through the Private Finance Initiative for the scheme.

The development will include a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities and the plant is expected to create 40 jobs.

Colin Fletcher, contracts director at Shanks, said: "We are delighted to be at the stage where we are starting to recruit our team for this exciting new development which will revolutionise the treatment of leftover household waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham.

"We need to fill a wide range of roles and we look forward to taking this major step forward and getting people on board ready for the opening next summer. After this initial recruitment drive we will also be holding a job shop event in October to make further appointments."

The plant will process municipal solid and organic waste into recycled products, solid recovered fuel (SRF) and biogas for energy generation, and digestate for compost and fertilizer.

Construction began in 2012 with Birse and Mansell (both part of Balfour Beatty) securing the £34m contract for the buildings and infrastructure as part of a new Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility.

Shanks is working closely with the three BDR partner councils and Jobcentreplus to highlight the new jobs opportunities within local communities.

Shanks will operate the facility over the 25-year period of the contract until 2040. It estimates that the contract is worth £750m.

Shanks website
BDR Waste Partnership website

Images: BDR Waste Partnership

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