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More power for Devon on the way

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Construction work has begun at the UK’s latest energy-from-waste facility (EfW), which once complete, will process 60,000t of household waste per annum for Devon County Council.

The project’s entire steelwork, cladding, door and window package has been awarded to the Bourne Group, with the facility scheduled to be processing waste by summer 2014.

Steel erection began with the silo support frame which commenced at the beginning of last October. This was followed by the erection of the boiler support frame and access walkways.

Construction of the main EfW building has now started, with the structure’s frame being built around the boiler support works. During the 39 week programme, Bourne will carry out the connection and cladding design and erect the structural steelwork to support the envelope and beams for the crane.

The scope of works also includes the cladding and installation of the plant’s gutters, rainwater pipes, windows, louvres, mansafe roof systems in addition to the industrial and personnel doors.

The County Council’s partner for the Exeter EfW is recycling and renewable energy company Viridor. The subcontractor building the plant is French company TIRU who are working on site with Chilworth Construction Management.

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