Project Type: Turnkey
Urbaser, located in Gloucestershire, England is responsible for managing Gloucestershire’s municipal waste to benefit the local community, economy, and environment, under contract with Gloucestershire County Council.
Their mission is to “massively reduce the county’s dependence on landfilling, whilst recovering value from waste in the form of electricity, recyclable metals, and aggregate.” The project is currently under construction and by completion, will have the capacity to process 190,000 tonnes of residual waste per year, spread over a 12.6-acre site.
For this project, the client’s main requirement was to create an efficient system from scratch for the collection and transportation of the ash underneath the bottom incinerator as well as the treatment plant that the ash would then pass through after. This called for Turmec to design and build the system, including a bespoke shuttling conveyer belt, which could discharge the ash in any section of the dry bay, as well as designing and constructing the treatment plant. The conveyor belts supplied must be able to withstand the high temperatures from the hot ash.