BioWatt Engineering, specialists in the design and build of organic treatment facilities, has secured a significant contract with the Shanks Waste Management Limited to create an enclosed composting facility which will process green waste as part of a £750 million PFI contract awarded by Wakefield Council.
The facility, due to be completed during 2015 will have the capacity to handle 25,000 tonnes a year of green waste from the council’s collections and household waste recycling sites, to produce a range of composted products for beneficial use.
BioWatt CEO, James Lloyd said: "We are immensely proud to be working alongside Shanks Group and their selected contractors to deliver this landmark project. This gives BioWatt the opportunity to demonstrate our environmental engineering capabilities with what is a uniquely designed plant and process.
"The contract represents an important milestone for BioWatt Engineering as our first design and build contract, just four months after the company’s formal incorporation. This will cement our position as a leading supplier of complex integrated engineering projects in the AD and composting sector. We are confident that the next few months will be equally rewarding as a number of projects are nearing the latter stages of development."
This contract follows swiftly from a framework agreement BioWatt announced in December to provide agri.capital S.a.r.l., Europe’s largest biogas developer, with an immediate presence in the UK, investment and acquisition opportunities, and to represent the companies’ interests in the important and rapidly growing anaerobic digestion and biogas fields. The deal is projected to bring £500m of inward investment to the UK biogas/ renewables sector over the next five years.