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SITA UK strengths management team at energy from waste facility on the Isle of Man

SITA UK has recently appointed three members of staff to strengthen the management team at the state of the art energy from waste (EfW) facility on the Isle of Man (IoM).

New regional manager for the IoM, Tim Otley is responsible for the overall management of SITA IoM’s contract with the island’s Department of Local Government and the Environment (DoLGE).

Tim is the key contact for DoLGE on contractual issues and oversees the operations of the 5-year old facility and will also maintain his role as general manager for SITA Power.

Darren Thomas has been promoted to the role of plant manager and is now responsible for the overall management for the site, including safety, environmental and health issues, and financial performance.

He is also involved with developing new business opportunities to further expand the site’s activities on the island, having taken a strong role in the awarding of a recent contract from DoLGE to collect and recycle Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment items.

Darren brings with him a wealth of experience in the EfW industry. His previous roles as projects engineer at the SITA Kirklees and SITA Tees Valley EfW facilities, and more recently as maintenance manager at the IoM EfW site, means that Darren can offer a great deal of expertise and knowledge to the business.

Gavin Halls has been recruited to the post of maintenance manager, responsible for maintaining the EfW facility along with a team of six skilled technicians.
His role involves developing plans to upgrade the plant and equipment, problem solving and general maintenance issues and also managing the site’s major maintenance shutdown each autumn. As part of this year’s shutdown, Gavin will be managing the tendering process and calling in specialist services to ensure an efficient and smooth-running programme of activity.

Gavin is new to SITA UK, having previously worked as a maintenance superintendent for Wood Group Indonesia, where he looked after five oil and gas platforms in the South China Sea. However, his proven track record in managing teams of multi-disciplined technicians will be an asset to the team at Isle of Man.

Gary Mayson, processing general manager at SITA UK for the North West Region said: "The EfW facility on the Isle of Man is a jewel in SITA UK’s crown, with its iconic and innovative design. With the expertise we have on board, I am confident we can continue developing effective solutions to treating waste and providing much needed power to the residents of the island."

The EfW facility produces 10 per cent of the island’s electricity using household waste as the fuel instead of using fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil. The facility processes of all of the island’s 60,000 tonnes of municipal and commercial waste in its primary incinerator, and up to 450 tonnes of clinical and oil waste in a secondary incinerator.

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