Clugston secures joint contract to construct £210m Scottish energy from waste plant

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A Clugston-CNIM joint venture has been awarded a contract to construct a new £210 million Energy from Waste plant at Grangemouth in Scotland.

The scheme, which will be the 12th to be jointly delivered by the Anglo-French team, is for a consortium which consists of Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group (GIG) and Covanta Energy.

When complete in 2021 the Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC) will convert 216,000 tonnes of waste, the equivalent of around 20% of Scotland’s total landfilled household waste, into energy, producing 79 gigawatt hours (GWh) of green electricity and 81GWh of heat in the form of steam each year.

EGEC will become a source of green, low cost energy for businesses located in the area such as chemical manufacturer and site service provider CalaChem, which has entered into a long term energy supply agreement for the offtake of electricity and steam produced by the facility.

Under the arrangement Clugston, which is based in Scunthorpe, will provide all the building and civil engineering services to support and encapsulate the specialist process engineering plant designed and installed by Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranee (CNIM).

John Clugston. Photo: Sean Strange for CityX

The facility is expected to make a significant contribution to supporting Scotland’s biodegradable municipal waste landfill ban, which is due to come into effect from January 2021.

Construction of the main facility is due to start in Spring 2019 and it is expected to be operational by late 2021. A ‘meet the buyer’ event will be held in March to promote local supply chain opportunities.