Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) is a joint venture project between two of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies; Grundon Waste Management and Viridor.
The EfW component burns primarily the residues from source segregated domestic waste. Provision has been made to provide the energy to local enterprises. Lakeside is a leading example of the UK’s EfW industries.
Under the contract Fortum was responsible for:
- A detailed design review
- O&M staff mobilisation, recruiting and training
- Operation and maintenance management
- Implementation of the integrated management system: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
- Technology transfer
- Take-over of the plant into commercial operation
Fortum’s contribution to the project:
- Fortum management team at site: Plant Manager, Operations Manager and Technical Manager
- Job descriptions and recruitment process for the remaining staff, 41 persons, was handled by Fortum
- Training program at site including competency matrix development, EHS and staff introduction training and safety training
- Integrated management system in place before commercial operation date (COD): All three ISO standards in place within four months of commercial operation.
- Plant performance after commercial operation exceeded expected performance level
- Fortum’s Integrated Management System based on TOPGen® consept in use at the plant
- Fortum O&M management tools in place ensuring the business is effectively & efficiently managed
- High level of EHS and safety processes in place providing continual high standard of EHS at site
- Fortum’s IT tools tailored to customer’s needs
- Power Plant: Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) Location: Near Heathrow, Colnbrook, United Kingdom
- Power output: 37 MWe / 410,000 tonnes of residual waste per year. Two 27 t/h incineration streams utilising advanced and proven moving grate technology
- Commercial operation: Start-up in April 2010
- Customer: Joint Venture Grundon Waste Management and Viridor Waste Management. Project duration: 2007–2012
- Services: Full scope O&M Mobilisation and Management