Energy from Waste (EfW) and waste processing facilities are an essential part of the UK’s waste management strategy of reducing landfill, improving UK’s infrastructure, reducing impact on the environment and relieving the burden of landfill tax on the general public.
Tata Steel Projects (TSP) is lead designer on Wilton EfW Facility. The building is a state of the art facility, a complex process plant and a power station. Designed to meet exceptionally high standards in all aspects from operation, performance and emissions, the building also provides facilities for the local community to enhance education and understanding of the role of waste management and EfW’s in the UK. This facility also required the design and integration of a railway siding.
The complex nature of the process and high degree of integration with the building and railway structure coupled with the intricate claddings and cladding support systems, dictated a BIM approach from tender design through to commissioning and operation. BIM has been an essential and central part of delivering this project from design co-ordination to the H & S reviews, procurement of subcontracts and operating revised maintenance reviews.
The long design life and the corrosive atmosphere in the plant requires the majority of the hot rolled steelwork to be galvanised. Gaining access to some areas of the plant steelwork can also be difficult with the amount of process equipment, making galvanized steel is vital to the maintenance of the plant. In addition there is a significant amount of exposed steelwork around and adjacent to the railway sidings. This has also demanded a high specification galvanised finish.
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