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Derby EfW project could drag into 2018

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Completion of a £145M Derby energy-from-waste scheme (EfW) has been delayed for up to a year, it has emerged.

Waste recovery firm Renewi revealed in its annual results statement that the Derby and Derbyshire Waste Treatment Centre in Sinfin may not be fully operational until next year.

Renewi – formed this year by a merger of Shanks Group and Van Gansewinkel Groep – is working with Interserve on the Sinfin Lane mechanical biological treatment and gasification facility.

It had been due for commissioning in March this year.

Renewi said in its annual report: “The Derby PPP facility has experienced major challenges, as previously reported, as a result of the insolvency during 2016 of a core technology supplier to the EPC contractor Interserve.

“Interserve is working hard to implement a recovery plan but there has been an unavoidable consequent delay to the project and the facility is not expected to be fully operational until late in 2017/18.”

NCE last year reported on Mabey Hire successfully completing one of its largest ever excavation support schemes as part of the Derby EfW project.

Interserve posted a £94.1M pre-tax loss for the year to 31 December 2016, and said it had increased the exceptional provision for exiting the EfW market and associated contracts to £160m.

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