Friday, April 8, 2011

News: 3SE appointed by BDR Waste Partnership


Specialist waste organisation 3SE has been named as the preferred bidder in principle for the contract to develop a facility to treat leftover household waste at Manvers, Rotherham.

A partnership between Shanks Group plc and SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy plc), 3SE plans to use three sites to treat waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham – Bolton Road at Manvers in Rotherham, Grange Lane transfer station in Barnsley, and Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire.

Adjacent to the NEXT warehouse at Brookfield's Park in Manvers, mechanical biological treatment (MBT) technology is to be used to process black or grey bin waste. This will produce a solid recovered fuel. There will also be an anaerobic digestion plant producing sustainable energy and a bio-compost. The solid fuel recovered will then be transported to a proposed multi-fuel plant next to the existing coal-fired power station at Ferrybridge, where it will be used to generate electricity.

It will have the capacity to deal with at least 250,000 tonnes per annum and it is anticipated that over 40 jobs will be generated. Shanks will be solely responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the facilities and for their ongoing operation and management.

Tom Drury, Chief Executive of Shanks Group Plc, said: "We are delighted that BDR has selected Shanks' joint venture, 3SE, as its preferred bidder for such a valuable and high profile PFI contract. This award recognises Shanks' expertise in advanced and sustainable municipal waste processing technologies, together with SSE's leadership in sustainable energy generation, and brings the total of UK municipal waste under management by Shanks to more than 1.5 million tonnes. With our current pipeline of proposed projects, we are confident that we will continue to grow this amount."

Rhys Stanwix, Director of Thermal Development at SSE, added: "We believe that 3SE provides a sustainable, best-in-class solution for BDR, not only recovering valuable recyclables but also generating energy from organic and residual waste. We are very pleased to be Shanks' joint venture partner in 3SE, which combines their market leading expertise in waste management with our expertise in sustainable energy generation."

The BDR Partnership has secured £77.4m of Private Finance Initiative funding from central government towards the cost of the scheme.

Shanks website
BDR Waste Partnership

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