Careys helps to build new Lostock energy from waste facility

Careys Civil Engineering has been awarded an enabling package of works to help transform the former coal-fired Lostock power station in Northwich, Cheshire into an energy-efficient, eco-friendly energy from waste (EfW) facility.

  • The Carey Group
  • Monday 29th July 2019

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Former Lostock Power Station

In 2000, when it closed its doors for good, the Lostock power station was one of the UK’s last remaining coal-driven plants . It then sat abandoned and unused for years.

Over a decade later, in 2012, Tata Chemicals Europe and Eon Energy from Waste sought and received planning permission from the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to construct and operate a 60MW EfW generation station.

Supplying energy to 125,000 homes annually

Once completed, the new EfW plant will generate enough energy to power approximately 125,000 homes per year. It will accomplish this by cleanly converting residual waste – materials that are not re-usable or recyclable – into energy.

Not only will the new Lostock facility provide power to properties throughout the region, it will also contribute further to sustainability by diverting a substantial amount of waste from landfill.

Careys broad scope of works

In keeping with our unique self-delivery model – which enables us to offer a wide spectrum of specialist construction solutions – fellow Carey Group companies, ION Environmental and Scudder Demolition, will also support our delivery of works for the Lostock EfW plant.

Collectively, some of the services that we will be contributing to this environmentally important project include:

  • Asbestos removal from over 20 structures
  • Demolition of 27 buildings
  • Remediation of existing pipe bridges and ground
  • Structural alteration to the current substation
  • Diversion of water main, fire hydrant and foul sewers
  • Construction of:
    • New water purification plant
    • Substation B
    • Three-storey office block
    • Two-storey welfare and workshop building
    • Three-storey client accommodations
    • New canal and bridges
  • Installation of new pipe bridge foundations
  • Management of mechanical and electrical system contractor

We are scheduled to complete our current scope of works in mid-2020 – with the entire project targeting a completion date of 2023.

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