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Glasgow recycling plant to get underway

20 August 2012 No Comment

A major waste processing plant is set to be built in Glasgow after the city council signed a 25-year deal with specialist Viridor. According to constructionenquirer.com, at least £160 million will be pumped into the project in order to deliver the design, build, finance and contract with the council.

Ambitious Zero Waste Plan


The contract – which is subject to building approval – will help treat up to 200,000 tonnes per annum of waste and is expected to achieve around 90 per cent landfill division, helping efforts with sustainability across Scotland.

Installation of industrial roofing

Construction work, which could include the installation of industrial roofing due to the nature of the property, is due to start in summer 2013 if Viridor can secure planning consent in spring 2013.

Viridor’s chief executive, Colin Drummond, commented on the build on theconstructionindex.co.uk:

“The Glasgow Renewable Energy and Recycling Centre will make a major contribution to Scotland’s ambitious Zero Waste Plan. It is a further important step in the roll out of Viridor’s service contract pipeline and represents a key part of Viridor’s growth strategy in Scotland.”

“The new plants will have a combined gross electrical power generation capacity of 15MW and Viridor will work with its partner, Glasgow City Council, to maximise heat recovery opportunities,” he added.

Author: Ashley Curtis    Date Written: 20 Aug 2012

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