O&M Services for Lakeside Energy from Waste Plant, UK

Fortum’s international experience in operation and maintenance using waste fuels contributed greatly to customer’s choice. Fortum’s O&M project for staff mobilisation, recruitment and training contributed positively to plant's performance in general.


Project description

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.

Customer benefits:

  • 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

Contact our specialist for more information

Steve Hawes

Director, Business Development, United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Africa
Tel: +44 779 554 5658
steve [dot] hawes [at] fortum [dot] com