Grundon Waste Management Ltd
Grundon Waste Management is the largest family owned waste management company in the UK, offering a Total waste management service including general waste, recycling, hazardous, clinical and confidential wastes along with aggregate supplies. Through our own network of facilities, we are able to offer an excellent service coupled with state of the art facilities to help our customers meet all of their environmental and service requirements which helps them focus on their own core activities. As a leading supplier of integrated waste management solutions, Grundon was quick to recognise the significance of Energy from Waste technology, both as an alternative to diminishing landfill void and as a sustainable option for energy recovery. Our Energy from Waste facility compliment's Grundon's exisiting Material Recovery facilities for recycling, offering the Best Practical Environmental Option (BPEO) for minimisation and treatment of residual waste. The benefit's for our customers are high diversion from landfill rates, increased environmental credentials and protection from future Landfill Tax increases. The company operates an Environmental Management System which encompasses Quality (ISO 9001), envirnonment (ISO 14001) and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001).
Mr Kevin Brewer
Preferred Bidder Appointed for Grundon Lakeside Energy from Waste Plant
Lakeside Energy from Waste, the company set up by Grundon Waste Management Ltd to develop its energy from waste facility at Colnbrook near Slough, has announced that it has selected its preferred bidder for the Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) for the 400,000 tpa plant.
The Japanese consortium of Itochu/Takuma has been named as the preferred bidder for the contract which is worth in excess of £100 million. Tokyo based Itochu is one of Japan's largest general trading companies while Takuma is one of the country's leading manufacturers of EfW plant technology and EPC suppliers. To date, Takuma has built 346 incineration plants in Japan, Taiwan, China and the USA, mainly on a turnkey basis. These include many large scale plants, such as the Tokyo Shinkoto plant - a three line, 600,000 tonnes/year facility.
The Lakeside facility will use proven advanced moving grate technology and is designed to meet the standards of the PPC permit issued in November 2003, as well as all current UK and EC legislation.
Richard Skehens, Managing Director of both Grundon Waste Management and Lakeside Energy from Waste, explains that this was a very difficult decision to take, as the company received so many interesting tenders. However, he is confident that the right choice has been made,
"What attracted us to Itochu/Takuma in the first place was their consistently proactive attitude towards partnership working. Not only do their equipment and processes represent the best available technology, but the company has demonstrated a very positive approach throughout the negotiations towards working with us to enhance project performance, throughout and environmental benefits."
Lakeside anticipates making the final award of the EPC contract in late summer and the build programme will then commence immediately. Sufficient waste contracts have been secured to enable the project to be financed and commissioning is scheduled for early 2008.
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