Ardley, Oxfordshire EfW facility

Ardley, Oxfordshire EfW facility

SYSTRA was the lead designer on this project, consisting of two moving grate incinerator process lines, turbine hall and tipping hall.

Capable of handling 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per annum, both from municipal solid waste and industrial waste. It will be capable of generating 25MW of electricity.

The tipping hall is housed in a 230m long, 70m wide, 38m high steel superstructure, along with a 40m long, 15m high, 12m deep bunker, all within a high architectural specification along with complex curved shell.

The shell is also integrated with the process steelwork, requiring in-depth understanding and careful co-ordination of the process requirements.

SYSTRA was responsible for the civil, structural, architectural and M&E designs.

In addition, we were also responsible for the design of a new ash processing building and storage area, a visitor centre, office and administration buildings, as well as roads, drainage, and landscaping.

We conducted a detailed ground investigation of the site along with a detailed dewatering and contamination review to determine ground risk and potential impact due to dewatering on the surrounding area.

Additional services included deep bunker design, foundation solutions, geotechnical/ geoenvironmental investigation and reporting, groundwater and contamination investigation.

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