AcuComm's WasteView PROJECTS
The Waste Industry is new on a global and industrial scale, consequently, no standard industry product or activity interpretation or categorisation existed. Therefore, AcuComm has found it necessary to develop a categorisation from scratch and build it into the raw database, as well as in to the research process.
To this end we have identified a series of key indicators, including monetary values, throughput capacity, power generation, geographic scope, types of technology used, types of waste feedstock involved and companies/professional individuals involved.
This enables us to build a unique picture of waste investments, in the recent past, and looking forward into the future. Forecasting future levels of investment is a key element and aim of this process.
The raw data in the database is valuable in itself, but we have also developed a set of MS Excel analytics which turns the information into quantifiable comparative data for business intelligence. We have created a series of analytic models which turn out database into an easily-understood means of quantifying investment in the waste market. We have made significant improvements to the forecasting and estimation of data that gave us the ability to show a more complete and accurate snapshot of the Global Waste/Recycling markets.
09/01/2019 | Project Number: 001944
|United Kingdom||Leeds, West Yorkshire|
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|Anaerobic Digestion||Anaerobic Digestion, Biogas, Energy from Biomass|
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|Project Commencement||£ 72,000,000|
On 9th September 2016, Yorkshire Water received approval for a £72 million new state-of the-art sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at Knostrop Sewage Treatment Works in the centre of Leeds. The planning proposal for the facility was approved by Leeds City Council’s planning committee and the development contract was awarded to Black & Veatch, with the civil engineering element being delivered by Clugston Construction.
On 2nd November 2016, Edina revealed that, following a competitive tendering process, Black & Veatch had awarded the company the contract to supply and install two 2 MWe MWM-manufactured TCG 2020 V20 CHP generating sets. Both generating sets will be containerised at Edina’s manufacturing facility based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, reducing site installation time, cost and carbon emissions.
Knostrop wastewater treatment works on Knowsthorpe Lane has been treating sewage from domestic properties and industry for approximately 100 years. The new facility will replace the existing sludge and biosolid incinerator which was constructed in 1993 and enable the more efficient and effective treatment of sewage combined with the additional benefit of renewable power production from the wastewater effluent.
Nevil Muncaster, Director of Asset Management, said; “This is the single biggest investment of our current investment period (2015-2020) and will not only provide increased treatment capacity for our sludges, but will also deliver significant operational cost savings.”
The facility will be capable of processing 131 tonnes of dry sludge a day and will generate enough renewable energy, using heat and power engines, to provide 55% of Knostrop’s energy needs – enough to power 8,000 homes. Yorkshire Water intends to generate approximately 18% of its energy needs by 2020. The new facility will achieve a 15% reduction in carbon emissions and contribute to achieving the recycling of 94% of the region’s sludge by 2020.
In April 2014, Leeds City Council granted planning approval to Kelda Water Services for the construction and operation of an AD plant at the Knostrop Sewage Treatment Works in Leeds. However, this project failed to materialise.
In June 2017, Yorkshire Water stated that it had reached a construction landmark in the project with the completion of the four new 25 metre high concrete sludge digester tanks.
Clugston Construction, working alongside main contractors Black and Veatch, completed the end of the civil construction phase in March 2018. This enabled the project to move onto the mechanical and electrical installation phase.
In June 2018, Yorkshire Water completed the construction of a massive gas bag at the site. Methane produced from sludge treatment will be stored in the bag, with up to 3,700 cubic metres of gas stored at any one time. The gas will then be turned into electricity which will help power the plant.
Commissioning started in September 2018 and in January 2019, Yorkshire Water advised AcuComm that handover is now expected in May.
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