14 May 2013
Managing Editor of Waste Management World magazine
Atikins said that the GRREC will divert Glasgow’s domestic residual waste from landfill, in-line with Scotland’s zero waste plan. (See WMW Story)
The company explained that the facility will operate a three-step process comprising a Smart Materials Recycling Facility to enhance recycling, Anaerobic Digestion to capture food and organic material and the Energos Advanced Conversion Facility which will use gasification technology to recover renewable energy from residual waste which has been through the recycling process.
According to Atkins the waste gasification plant is expected to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 22,000 households and heat the equivalent of 8000 homes, delivering a saving to Glasgow of 90,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
Under a framework engineering services contract awarded to Atkins, the company said that it will assist Energos in tendering of the major and long-lead plant items, including the furnace and steam turbine generator packages.
Once vendors have been selected, Atkins said that it will provide engineering and commercial support.
According to Alan Wilson, projects director for Energos, the specific requirements of this project meant the company needed a partner that not only had proven ability to support large scale projects but also had experience in the field of power generation.
Atkins added that it has been involved in a number of waste to energy developments, most recently advising on environmental permitting and waste characterisation for TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi.
Source: Waste Management World
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