New dedicated Energy-from-Waste (EFW) plant has an installed capacity of 68MW and is able to generate low carbon electricity using a range of fuel sources, including waste-derived fuels from various sources of municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste and waste wood. The plant takes fuels from across Yorkshire and the wider region.
FM1 works in a similar manner to the existing coal fired power station on the site. Fuel is burned under controlled conditions to raise high temperature steam which is then used to generate electricity. Some of the steam will be used for heating purposes within the multifuel plant itself. Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design for this new development.
- The MEP systems designed and installed on site consisted of several buildings with differing functions. These included:
- Administrative building consisting of offices and staff facilities
- Tipping Hall for incoming waste handling trucks
- Waste holding bunker
- Ash handling bunker for handling hot ashes from incinerating process
- Boiler Hall with steam boilers
- Flue gas treatment area
- Turbine hall
- Electrical & controls plant rooms
- Miscellaneous weigh bridges and security posts
- There was a wide variety of Mechanical and Public Health systems designed and installed, such as site wide process water distribution, rain water harvesting, carbon monoxide control systems, mixed mode ventilation system to boiler hall for temperature control (CFD modelling included), Pressurised ventilation systems, smoke extraction, FM200 and general HVAC and public health systems.
- Electrical services systems included traffic management systems, MV/LV distribution throughout site to all buildings, Site wide security and access control systems, general building services to all buildings.