Project Update: Heavy Metal

Project Update: Heavy Metal

The autumn has seen continued concreting works, with the construction of the turbine hall by continuous concrete pouring (slip forming), as well as the formation of the retaining walls for the building that will house the incinerator bottom ash processing. The last section of concrete floor in the area of the combustion grate and boiler has now been completed, with foundation works for the electricity substation and transformer near completion.

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Project Update: Moving Ever Upwards

Project Update: Moving Ever Upwards

While below ground concrete works continued during the summer months, September saw the buildings start to emerge above ground, with the concrete bunker walls appearing almost overnight. The first elements of the steel frame construction - the supports for the turbine hall – have now been erected, which signals the start of the main process plant installation, and construction of the administration block/visitor centre.

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Progress Update: Work below ground nears completion

Progress Update: Work below ground nears completion

As of 1st April, we’ve almost completed our work below ground to prepare the site’s foundations. The first phase of foundation piling and excavation is ongoing, as the boiler house is excavated and the waste storage bunker groundwork continues to take shape. All of the concrete works, including the capping beams which sit above the piles, will offer support and strength for the main process plant and buildings of the Facility once complete.

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Construction Under Way at Gloucestershire’s Energy from Waste Facility

Construction Under Way at Gloucestershire’s Energy from Waste Facility

Major construction work at Gloucestershire’s new Energy from Waste facility is now underway.  Piling equipment has arrived on site to install piled foundations to support the major buildings, process equipment and waste bunker. Other site preparation work continues, with construction of the site access road being completed in the next couple of weeks and the temporary construction compound area by the end of the year.   

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Green light for Javelin Park Energy from Waste Facility

Green light for Javelin Park Energy from Waste Facility

In January 2015, Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) secured planning permission to construct the Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility at Javelin Park in Gloucestershire. Once operational, the Javelin Park facility will process up to 190,000 tonnes of residual household waste per year from Gloucestershire and generate 116,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually - enough to power approximately 26,000 homes - significantly increasing the county’s renewable energy production.

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Inside Out West

Inside Out West

Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) welcomed the BBC Inside Out West coverage of the proposal for an Energy from Waste facility at Javelin Park, aired on Monday 7 January 2013.

With the potential to save Gloucestershire County Council and its taxpayers £190m over 25 years, providing enough electricity for 25,000 homes and diverting many thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill, the Javelin Park project is an important issue for the county.

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