Business leaders from across North Wales are being invited to find out more about the multi-million pound supply chain opportunities that will be unlocked by the construction of Parc Adfer, the new energy recovery facility set for construction on the Deeside Industrial Park.

Developers Wheelabrator say there will be supply chain opportunities worth in the region of £14 million during the three year construction period with a further £30 million to be spent supporting day-to-day operations over the 25 year lifetime of the facility.

Local companies are being invited to find out more about the array of supply chain opportunities which Parc Adfer will require. Businesses can now register to attend the project’s Meet the Buyer event, which is being held as part of Flintshire Business Week at Coleg Cambria on Tuesday 20 October between 07.15 and 19.30.

The event will be hosted by Wheelabrator in partnership with its civil engineering contractor, Sisk Group and Baumgarte Boiler Systems, which will be delivering the mechanical and electrical aspects of Parc Adfer. Businesses completing an online registration form at www.parcadfer.com/supply-chain-event are invited to detail their areas of expertise, identifying the aspects of the project on which they feel they are best-placed to play a part.

Wheelabrator’s Business Development Manager, Phil Short, said: “Following planning permission being awarded for Parc Adfer earlier in this year, we want to ensure that we give local businesses the opportunity to bid for the many supply chain packages that the project will require. We’re already receiving strong interest in the Meet the Buyer event and already received over one hundred registrations from businesses wanting to attend on the 20th of October. We’re looking forward to finding out more about the depth of talent and experience that businesses in North Wales can offer the Parc Adfer project.”

Mike Learmond, Regional Development Manager Federation of Small Businesses North Wales & Chester, added: “Businesses operating in and around Flintshire have a lot to offer a project such as Parc Adfer – which is one of the factors that has always made this area such a good location for infrastructure developments like this. I’d urge local businesses to apply for a place at this Meet the Buyer event to ensure they register and tender for the contract opportunities available for local businesses.”

The proposals for Parc Adfer, which will be developed as part of the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project, were granted planning permission by Flintshire County Council in May. Habitat management and ground clearance work has recently started on site, with the hope that the main construction phase will begin in the first part of 2016.

The Meet the Buyer event will be split into three separate sessions on 20 October:

  • 07.15 – 10.00 - Construction and civil engineering
  • 11.00 – 15.00 - Ancillary and site support services
  • 17.00 – 19.30 - Construction and civil engineering

Businesses wanting to attend should register at www.parcadfer.com/supply-chain-event

For more information about Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. please contact: Toby Barker, Camargue PR Tel: 01242 577277 Email: tbarker@camarguepr.com Notes to Editors:

  • For more information about the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) please visit www.nwrwtp.com
  • Wheelabrator is a world leading energy from waste (EfW) company operating in North America, Europe and China. Wheelabrator is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm with over $13 billion in capital commitments.
  • Wheelabrator has developed, owned and operated EfW facilities for nearly 40 years. Today, it currently owns and/or operates 19 energy facilities in the United States, 15 of which are EfW.