Business representatives recently attended the Wheelabrator Parc Adfer meet the buyer event to learn more about the potential jobs and supply chain opprtunities to be created when construction commences on the region’s new energy recovery facility.
The day-long event was held on November 3 in the main hall at the new Deeside Sixth at Coleg Cambria and was attended by more than 225 businesses, one third of which attended from North Wales.
Delegates were invited to meet with developer and operator Wheelabrator Technologies as well as its two lead contractors - CNIM Group, its EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) contractor and Clugston Construction, which will lead the civil engineering works.
Construction of the new facility will take approximately three years and create hundreds of jobs, while offering multi-million pound supply chain opportunities for businesses. Once construction is completed and the facility becomes operational, annual maintenance and supply chain opportunities will continue throughout Wheelabrator Parc Adfer’s 25-year life span.
“We look forward to working with local businesses and suppliers to develop and deliver clean energy generation and a local, sustainable waste management solution in North Wales,” said Wheelabrator Parc Adfer’s Senior Project Manager, Apo Sarandidis. “Once again, we’re impressed by the high level of skills and experience businesses in the North Wales region and beyond can offer the Parc Adfer project. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to meet our teams. We’re looking forward to finalising our post-planning work and starting construction on a facility that North Wales will be proud of.”
Welsh Government officials were at the Wheelabrator Parc Adfer supply chain event and welcomed the diversity of local businesses in attendance. They also commented on how impressed the lead contractors had been by the quality and diversity of the supply chain in Wales and urged businesses from across North Wales to get involved in what they considered to be an exciting project.
Managing up to 200,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from North Wales’ homes and businesses each year, Wheelabrator Parc Adfer will divert waste from landfill and instead use it to generate clean, renewable energy, enough to power an estimated 30,000 homes.
The facility is being built through the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project, a partnership which was formed to find a more sustainable solution to managing waste from North Wales and consists of the Isle of Anglesey County Council, Conwy County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council, Flintshire County Council and Gwynedd Council.
As a potential combined heat and power facility, Wheelabrator Parc Adfer will also have the capacity to export heat energy to nearby industrial, commercial or residential users. Inert ash from the facility will be recycled and reused in construction, while metals will also be removed and recycled – the combination of these factors will increase recycling rates in North Wales by up to seven percent.
Anyone interested in learning more about Wheelabrator Parc Adfer, can email email@example.com or call free on 0800 093 7812
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- Wheelabrator Technologies is the second largest U.S. energy-from-waste business, and is an industry leader in the conversion of everyday residential and business waste into clean energy. Wheelabrator has a platform of 20 power-producing assets across the U.S. and U.K.—16 energy-from-waste facilities, four independent power plants as well as four ash monofills and three transfer stations. Wheelabrator has an annual waste processing capacity of over 7.5 million tons, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 853 megawatts—enough energy to power more than 805,000 homes. Wheelabrator also recovers metals for recycling into commercial products. The company’s vision To develop, deliver and realize the potential of clean energy speaks to Wheelabrator’s ongoing commitment to the development of clean energy solutions for its customers and local communities.
- Wheelabrator is owned by Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm. For more on Energy Capital Partners, please visit www.ecpartners.com. For more on Wheelabrator, please visit www.wtienergy.co.uk.