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Hoddesdon Renewable Energy Plant

We are delighted to announce that a new £60.4 million project to construct a 10MWe gasification plant in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, has now reached financial close.

Rolton Group is acting as engineer to Bouygues Energy & Services, the EPC and O&M Contractor for the scheme, and we will be utilising our extensive experience in renewable energy projects to provide geotechnical, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services.

The plant is anticipated to become operation in the first half of 2017, and will produce over 60GWh of low carbon energy per year; this includes enough renewable electricity to meet the annual needs of nearly 7,000 homes. Over its lifetime, it will deliver a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of more than 900,000 tonnes, which is the equivalent to taking 16,000 cars off the road each year. The plant will create up to 110 engineering, construction and project management jobs and 17 full-time jobs once operational.

Our team is now starting to draw up designs, and the above image gives a snapshot of progress so far; we are designing the plant utilising 3D Revit software and the integration of this technology will ensure smooth coordination and early detection of any clashes, resulting in best value for our client.

Business Secretary, Vince Cable MP, said of the project:

“This latest investment by the Green Investment Bank in a gasification plant in Hertfordshire will use technology and parts sourced from British companies and create more than 100 local jobs. Renewable energy is the future and when this plant is operational it will power over 7,000 homes each year.”

Shaun Kingsbury, Chief Executive, UK Green Investment Bank, said:

“This first-of-kind, high-technology waste facility signals a new phase in the UK waste management sector. The project is a great example of innovation driven by and backed up by some great UK companies.”