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Major opportunity for £600m Energy Recovery Facility

Published: 17 March 2020 - Carly Wills

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is holding a Market Information Webinar for works associated with the delivery of a new £600m world-class Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), as part of the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) at Edmonton EcoPark.

The webinar is being held on Tuesday 21 April 2020 between 10:30am and 12pmfor contractors who want to be part of a nationally significant project. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 the organisation is not holding the event in person and will instead be streaming a live webinar.

The webinar in April marks the second of three market engagement days being held for the ERF contract. At the initial event in January, over 70 contractors attended to find out about the scope of works to deliver the ERF and give feedback on the proposed procurement strategy. On 21 April, additional information will be shared about the contract and procurement strategy and contractors will be asked to submit further feedback before an OJEU notice is issued in summer 2020.

The ERF, which will be capable of generating up to 78 megawatts of electricity, will be the first in the UK to use Selective Catalytic Reduction for emissions removal, and use a combined wet/dry flue gas cleaning system to make it one of the cleanest in the country.

The appointed contractor will deliver all design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, operator training and handover requirements for the new ERF including all buildings, infrastructure and works. The key component is the design and construction of the ERF which will treat up to 700,000 tonnes of north London’s non-recyclable waste. 

The NLHPP is a crucial asset for north London and is part of NLWA’s positive action to tackle the climate emergency and treat unrecyclable waste in the most cost-effective and sustainable way. As well as providing a new world-class ERF, under a separate contract the NLHPP is also providing a new education and community centre known as EcoPark House and a Resource Recovery Facility which will maximise recycling from bulky waste and for the first time ever will enable residents to bring their recycling direct to the EcoPark. The NLHPP will deliver at least 100 apprenticeships and 225 on-site skills training opportunities for the local community during construction.

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