Members energised by visit to waste conversion site
Members of the CIOB Dorking Hub took a tour of the New Haven Energy Recovery Facility recently.
The facility provides energy back to the National Grid as a result of the burning of non-recyclable waste.
It was built under a £200m PFI contract between East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and Veolia.
The plant makes a mark with its silver cladding and its 65-metre high twin flues yet from the top of the downs, it seems to nestle into the landscape.
Much of its mass is below ground, the building was constructed on a floating caisson moved into place and dropped onto piled foundations. This enabled both substructure and superstructure works to be undertaken simultaneously, saving valuable time against an optimistic programme.