In the UK, construction vehicles have arrived at the Indaver Rivenhall site in Essex, in South East England. This marks the start of site development works for the Rivenhall Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) & Energy Centre.
According to Indaver, over 1.4 million cubic metres of soil is set to be moved to prepare for the construction of the production buildings, which is due to commence in early 2022. Additional work being carried out on-site includes the formation of the access road and silt lagoon remediation.
This is the first phase of a four-and-a-half-year construction programme that achieved financial close in January 2021. The Rivenhall IWMF & Energy Centre is expected to begin commissioning in early 2025 and be fully operational by the end of 2025, providing a solution for residual waste from local authorities as well as commercial and industrial residual waste from the private waste sector.
The development is being built in the footprint of an existing quarry that neighbours the abandoned Rivenhall Airfield. Local company, Tom Blackwell Contractors Ltd, are tasked with excavating and moving the soil to prepare the site for the access road and facility to be built, a process that is expected to take up to a year.
The soil will be used to restore other parts of the quarry and the concrete from on-site structures is also being recycled and used on site.
Since taking over the site in January, we have been working towards the commencement of the site development works. It’s exciting to see all of the activity now taking place across the site, said Gareth Jones, Indaver’s UK Business Development Manager.