Kemsley EFW (Energy from Waste) Plant

Client: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Contract Value:  £80M Overall  /  £5M MEP Services

Project Description

A new build facility burning household waste to produce energy, comprising a 43MW combined heat and power plant capable of producing 154 GWh of renewable electricity annually.

Services Provided

Environmental Services Design Limited was tasked with the following design packages:

  • MEP Building Services Design for occupied areas
  • Cooling systems
  • Ventilation Systems
  • HV/LV supply options
  • Mains and sub-mains LV distribution
  • Lighting and Emergency Lighting
  • Bonding and lightning protection systems

Design Challenges

  • CFD analysis of predicted internal temperatures in the main boiler room and turbine hall to demonstrate the effectiveness of natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation options.
  • Filtration of incoming fresh air supplies to prevent odour ingress.
  • Provision of downflow cooling in HV and LV switch rooms to prevent overheating.
  • Co-ordination of MEP services with mechanical smoke ventilation systems and sprinkler systems provided by specialist contractors in all areas.
  • All drawings to be produced in REVIT.
  • Avoiding potential contamination from services running through the Water Treatment Area, which is classed as risk hazard 4.
  • The responsibility for odour suppression from the waste storage area facility is by others.
  • Liaising with the various specialist sub-contractors particular to this type of facility.
  • Building in a marine environment.