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Babcock appointed to £177M waste project

Engineering firm Babcock has won a key role on a £177M waste project in Scotland.

The firm is part of a consortium awarded an engineer, procure, construct deal for the Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in East Lothian.

Construction giant Interserve and Danish waste-to-energy specialist Wilcox Vølund make up the consortium appointed by Viridor.

Construction of the plant will take three years. From December 2017 it will generate 30MW of base-load renewable energy direct to the grid, the equivalent of 39 wind turbines. 

Interserve Construction managing director Ian Renhard said: “We are pleased that our continued work with our partners Babcock, Wilcox Vølund and Viridor on another energy recovery facility will not only assist UK environmental targets, but also support the local economy and local employment in Dunbar.” 

Viridor is investing £125M in a network of recycling-led infrastructure across Scotland, which will divert post-recycling waste from landfill and contribute to energy security.  

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