Thursday, June 14, 2012

News: 3SE looking for local suppliers for £77m Rotherham waste facility


Rotherham businesses are being invited to meet the contractors responsible for building the proposed new waste treatment facility at Bolton Road, Manvers.

Shanks Group plc, one of Europe's leading waste management businesses, joined in partnership with SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy plc) to progress plans to use three sites to treat waste with a new facility adjacent to the NEXT warehouse at Brookfield's Park, designed to create material suitable for recovery and recycling.

Earlier this month, Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, were awarded a £34m contract to construct buildings and infrastructure as part of the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility.

Shanks representatives will lead a suppliers event with partners Birse and Mansell (both part of Balfour Beatty) plus Celtic, the civil engineers and AD Technology specialist and Ecodeco, who will install the MBT technology.

The project will require a wide range of goods and services, ranging from canteen services to engineering and construction, and office materials, transport services and accommodation.

Each session will open with an introduction to the project, followed by one-to-one meetings between the companies and suppliers. There will be further opportunities for informal networking with the project contractors.

Nigel Catling, capital delivery director at Shanks Group, said: "This is a key opportunity for local suppliers to talk to the people in the lead agencies already involved in this important project's development.

"We hope as many local suppliers as possible take the opportunity to find out more and come and talk to those directly involved. We can't guarantee work on the project, but at least you will learn what is required to get on preferred supplier lists for major project work, which can only prove of long-term benefit to your business."

The business networking event is to be held on Friday June 22 at the Dearne Valley Kingswood Centre, in Denaby Main, Doncaster. The event will run in two sessions from 9am - 11.30am and 12 noon - 2.30pm.

Interested companies should complete the registration form on the BDR Waste Partnership website.

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

The Manvers plant is expected to create 40 jobs with more in the construction phase. Construction is expected to take 28 months with completion scheduled for winter 2014. After a period of testing, the plant is expected to become fully operational in spring 2015.

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

BDR Waste Partnership website

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