154 Million Advanced Waste Treatment Facility
Nov 05 2013
A collaborative approach between specialist environmental firm SLR Consulting (UK) and Glasgow City Council for the procurement of a £154 million Advanced Waste Treatment Facility at Polmadie in Glasgow has led to the project now reaching construction phase.
Once complete the plant is expected to handle 200,000 tons of residual waste a year and will generate enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 22,000 households and heat 8,000 homes. The plant will also assist the council to increase recycling within the City with approximately 18 per cent of recyclate being extracted from the residual waste per year.
SLR has been involved in the project from its inception and was initially appointed as technical advisor for Glasgow City Council’s 25 year residual waste procurement contract which is estimated to be worth around £1.2 bn.
As part of the project, SLR worked closely with GCC’s in-house project team as well as legal and financial advisors throughout the complex procurement process. This included assisting with evaluation of the bidder’s submissions, providing technical evaluation reports and briefing papers, as well as presenting these findings to the Project Board.
SLR Technical Director Derek Rooney said: “We developed a strong partnership approach with GCC and by ensuring that we shared our knowledge on a day to day basis with the GCC team, this knowledge transfer allowed them to develop a greater understanding of complex procurement models and Competitive Dialogue.”
GCC Executive Director of Land and Environmental Services, Brian Devlin, said: “SLR’s multi-disciplinary expertise was invaluable in helping us to successfully procure the facility and they continue to work closely with our in house experts on waste related projects.”
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