Cladding by Rodeca is being used on an Energy Recovery Centre in South Gloucestershire.

A massive 4,000m2 of translucent polycarbonate cladding panels by Rodeca are currently being installed on the £760million cutting-edge Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (ERC) project as part of a sub-contract package.

The 34 megawatt facility will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 50,000 homes and could also provide heat to local businesses in a solution which will enable the West London Waste Authority to divert 96% of its waste from landfill, saving two million tonnes of CO2 over the duration of the 25-year contract.

Rodeca’s tongue and groove Opal panels in up to 13m lengths are being installed around the ground-floor process areas and north-east gable end of this significant building adjacent to Seabank Power Station and the former Terra Nitrogen plant in South Gloucestershire by specialist sub-contractor Massey Cladding Solutions for main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine.

Being developed under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with a capital investment of around £250million in total by a consortium comprising SITA UK (the operators, now known as SUEZ), Aberdeen Asset Management and i-Investments, the centre will also include an on-site facility for the recycling of bottom ash. The majority of household residual waste will be delivered to the facility by rail from West London.

The design developed by AECOM architects is due for completion in summer 2016 when it is expected to create more than 50 permanent jobs. It is currently employing around 700 people on site during construction.

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