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Murphy wins £57M Yorkshire Water contract

Murphy sewage sludge incinerator in brighouse set to be demolished 3to2

Murphy has been awarded a £57M contract by Yorkshire Water to design and build a new energy and recycling facility in Huddersfield.

The new facility will include the design and build of new anaerobic digesters, a new sludge reception plant, sludge thickening plant and storage, CHP and dual fuel boilers, sludge dewatering and lime treatment, cake storage and a new liquor treatment plant.

An existing sewage sludge incinerator in Brighouse is set to be demolished to make way for the new development.

Murphy said the new centre was a key strategic investment for Yorkshire Water, which serves around 5M customers. Work on the design started this month with construction due to be completed in May 2021.

Murphy chief executive John Murphy said “We’re delighted to be working with Yorkshire Water on this important project.

“We are confident that using our ever-growing engineering expertise and working closely with them, we will deliver a solution which provides outstanding value for their customers. We pride ourselves on being able deliver solutions that improve peoples’ lives, and look forward to doing just that on this project”.

Yorkshire Water’s communications advisor Mark Allsop added: ‘This scheme supports our commitment to invest in renewable energy and benefit the environment as we look at ways of reducing carbon emissions.

“Anaerobic digestion is a fantastic technology, heating up sludge to produce a bio-gas which is used to generate electricity. The new facility is expected to be ready to open by mid-2021.”

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