|Project:||Energy from Waste Facility|
Increasingly government bodies and local authorities are looking to innovative solutions to tackle landfill and energy resource. Boulting recently developed sections for community sized facilities, which convert non-recyclable and non-hazardous waste into renewable energy.
The scheme comprises of a three furnace system were nationwide refuse waste is used to generate energy to power local homes and businesses. This gasification process generates approximately 11MW of green electricity.
Boulting undertook the detailed design, fabrication and site installation of the 3, two box design furnaces. This consisted of just over 200 tonnes of furnace component steelwork, comprising of hopper, fire damper, inlet chute, fuel feed table, gasification and oxidation chambers.
In addition we constructed seven support frames as well as undertaking the project management, integration and installation of the furnaces.
To enable us to understand the scope in detail, we first produced a set of technical drawings to depict the outline plan for fabrication. With a design today and build tomorrow ethos, this enabled the critical, precision pieces to be easily identified and ensured that we met our exacting standards.
Each piece we designed and fabricated in a ‘flat pack’ format, and then constructed in our dedicated mechanical workshop, off site.
For maximum efficiency we analysed and maximised our 9000 m2 workshop, developed and constructed a temporary installation to build on. Following construction here, final checks were undertaken before the delivery to a specified facility for integration and installation.
As project managers, we also controlled the facilitation and optimisation of cranes (contract lifts) as well as the supervision of core drilling.
Health & Safety on site was well managed for the project, which was commended for it’s close management and completion of the job with no lost time accidents and no minor or major injuries.
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