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Doosan Babcock steps in at Glasgow energy centre

Viridor

Energy and waste management firm Viridor has replaced Interserve with Doosan Babcock on the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) project.

The contract with Interserve, previously the main contractor for the construction and engineering of the facility, was terminated last year after Viridor claimed it had “repeatedly failed to meet contracted delivery milestones”.

Construction of the facility started in 2013 and it was commissioned in May 2016.

In a trading statement from Viridor parent company Pennon, it said it is working with a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, Glasgow-based Doosan Babcock. The engineering firm is currently filnalising an assessment and project plan at the site.

“They have been chosen for their experience in delivering large capital projects in the energy and power space,” said the statement. “This follows the decision to terminate the EPC contract with Interserve due to repeated delays in the completion of GRREC, for which Viridor has contractual remedies. The client, Glasgow City Council, has been consulted throughout this period of change, and is supportive of Viridor’s actions and the revised plan for completion.”

New Civil Engineer has contacted Interserve for a comment.

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