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Full-time technical and operational roles to be filled at energy recovery facility

LONDON, ENGLAND — June 6 2018 — Wheelabrator Technologies today announced details of a Jobs Fair to be held 21st June to recruit approximately 30 full-time technical and operational roles for its new Parc Adfer waste-to-energy facility now under construction at the Deeside Industrial Park, Flintshire.

The Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Jobs Fair will take place from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Connah’s Quay Town Council offices, Quay Building, Fron Rd, Connah's Quay CH5 4PJ.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to meet the team from Wheelabrator to discuss the job opportunities that will become available at its new waste-to-energy facility.

“Wheelabrator is committed to recruiting locally wherever possible and this jobs fair is being held to meet members of the local communities and potential candidates for a range of important operational roles,” said Paul Green, vice president of business development for Wheelabrator Technologies. “The construction phase has already created hundreds of jobs for local people and supply companies, contributing significant economic benefits to the local area.”

Operational roles that Wheelabrator will be looking to recruit include:

  • Shift Team Leaders
  • Operating Technicians
  • Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (EC&I) Technicians
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Assistant Operating Technicians
  • Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager

“We are looking forward to speaking with members of the public regarding our role opportunities and the skills and experience that they can bring to Wheelabrator Parc Adfer,” said Green. “We will commence recruitment for these roles in summer 2018, and will have filled all major positions by early 2019 to support commissioning of the facility.”

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer is a new energy recovery facility for North Wales. It will divert waste from landfills by using non-recyclable waste to generate 19 MW (gross) /17 MW (net) of clean, sustainable electricity to meet the needs of over 30,000 UK homes and businesses. The facility will also be capable of providing valuable steam or heat to local industry and housing. Wheelabrator expects that plant operations will begin in 2019.

As roles become available they will be advertised online at www.wtienergy.co.uk/careers.

In 2014, Wheelabrator was selected as preferred bidder to build and operate the facility over the next 25 years as a public-private partnership (PPP), with support from the Welsh Government to serve the five local authorities that make up the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) - Conwy County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council, Flintshire County Council, Gwynedd Council and the Isle of Anglesey County Council.

Residual waste fuel for the facility will be provided primarily by the five authorities, which initiated the procurement to achieve long-term targets for recycling and diversion of waste from landfill. A further long-term contract is in place with a top tier waste management company, ensuring that over 70 percent of the facility’s fuel supply is hedged at fixed prices. The remaining capacity at the facility will be offered to commercial waste collection companies.