Indaver is preparing to launch the first tender process for a multi-million pound contract on the Rivenhall Energy from Waste (EfW) development. The company reached financial close on the project earlier this month and are now looking to begin initial site development.

The appointed contractor will cover excavating the site, building the access and internal site roads, building car park infrastructure, carrying out soil nailing as well as landscaping, fencing and draining. The development itself is set to be built in the footprint of an existing quarry in Rivenhall, Essex and will be a 595,000 tonne per annum, 49.9MWe facility.

This will be the first phase of a four-and-a-half-year construction programme, Indaver are keen to utilise local companies and keep as much work as possible, within the local community and surrounding areas. They have already appointed several local companies to develop plans for the refurbishment of the listed buildings at Woodhouse Farm.

Having already received initial interest from a few local contractors, the company are expecting to award the tender in the next couple of months and for work to begin by the summer.

Gareth Jones, Indaver’s UK Business Development Manager states, ‘This is a significant contract for the Rivenhall project because it will open up the site to allow for construction to start next year, and will be another significant milestone for the project.’

The facility will provide a solution for residual waste from local authorities as well as commercial and industrial residual waste from the private waste sector.

The project will contribute to the country’s renewable energy and net-zero carbon targets by producing 49.9MWe of predictable electricity from an indigenous fuel source. This is enough to power over 60,000 homes annually, over 50% of which is renewable. The facility will also meet circular economy targets by diverting biodegradable waste from landfill and export, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emission.

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