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Steelwork providing a powerful frame

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Located on the banks of the River Ouse at Newhaven, East Sussex, a new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) is under construction.

The superstructure for this multi-million pound project comprises of an 800t structural steel frame accommodating a curved steel cladding. All steelwork for the job is being fabricated, supplied and erected by Graham Wood Structural.

Main contractor is Hochtief which is working in a consortium with Swiss process engineering company Von Roll Inova, to design and construct the facility.

When operational the ERF will take receipt of some 210,000t of municipal solid waste each year, to be incinerated in two conventional moving grate incinerators. The heat generated, harnessed in two vertical boilers, will generate steam to drive a turbine. This power will run the plant with the net surplus of approximately 16.5MW being exported to the National Grid.

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