After a three year construction project, the Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) near Shepshed in Leicestershire is now fully operational. Peter Marshall Steel Stairs delivered a range of steel stairs including steel access stairs.
Every year, the Newhurst ERF facility is set to process 350,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste. This will be used to generate up to 42MW of electricity for approximately 80,000 homes in the UK. Energy recovery is a low carbon alternative to sending waste that cannot be recycled to a landfill. This ERF project is just one of several that are being constructed in the UK to move the country towards its goal of Net Zero.
Despite construction on the power plant beginning in 2020, during the pandemic, it was delivered on time. This was a result of considerable effort and dedication from everyone involved in the project. Over 300 jobs were created during the construction phase, and 50 people are now employed at the facility to keep it fully operational.
Peter Marshall Steel Stairs were delighted to be chosen to provide an extensive amount of steel access stairs, integrated flooring solutions and platforms and CAT Ladders for the Turbine Hall, Boiler Hall, Admin Buildings, Workshops and Waste Bunkers of this impressive new facility.
Kieran Ganley, Director at Peter Marshall Stairs said, “As the main steel stairs supplier on the project, this is a key project for Peter Marshall Steel Stairs to be involved with. I am delighted that we have contributed to an important project that will help move the UK towards being more energy independent.”