Arup to Provides Infrastructure and Design Wheelabrator’s Kemsley Waste to Energy Plant

By District Energy posted 01-06-2021 19:52


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London based engineering and architecture firm Arup has discussed its contribution to Wheelabrator Technologies UK’s new combined heat and power waste to energy facility, Wheelabrator Kemsley (K3) which entered full commercial operation in July 2020.

Located in Kent, the waste to energy facility processes non-recyclable materials to generate energy, heat and steam for local businesses and the National Grid.

The Wheelabrator Kemsley combined heat and power facility will process up to 657,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year, including treated municipal, commercial and industrial waste, and generate up to 74MW of partially renewable electricity for the South East, following a Development Consent Order (DCO) approval which is expected in February.

The facility also provides up to 70 tonnes per hour of steam heat to DS Smith’s adjacent Kemsley Paper Mill helping to diversify the mill’s long-term energy requirements.

The Arup team, led by Ben Glover as lead building designer, worked in collaboration with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor, CNIM Group, and UMC Architects. Arup provided infrastructure and building design services, including civil, structural, geotechnical and building services engineering.

According to the company, by understanding the client’s logistical objectives, drawing on deep experience and deploying an effective collaborative strategy, it was able to turn the piling design around within six weeks of the contract start date.

This ensured that the client’s programme was met. Arup directly supported the main EPC contractor with the provision of consultancy and additional design services to ensure that the project reached a successful conclusion.

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