BIFFA / EGGERSMANN

June 2013

Client :  Biffa / Eggersmann
Sector :  Environmental
Project :  Mechanical Machine Installation
Location :  Horsham, West Sussex
Services :  Machine Installation, Project Management
The Challenge :  Install 2 x 33t trommels with a very limited roof clearance


Project details

Due to the increasing demand for recycling, Biffa signed a 25 year waste treatment deal with West Sussex County Council to treat the county’s residual municipal waste, using the latest mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) technology.

Beck & Pollizter was awarded the mechanical installation contract of 2 x 33t trommels for this project.

The challenge

The first challenge was the installation of 2 x 33t trommels with a very limited roof clearance.

Beck & Pollitzer solution

The project began with a series of technical meetings and risk assessments to ensure a smooth transition.

We provided suitably skilled labour and management to ensure the successful completion of the project.  This involved liaising with Eggersmann about the delivery schedule of over 90 lorries,  lifting and handling equipment, installing equipment to drawings, marking out floors and surveying the floor level, mechanical assembly of steel work, conveyors, trommels, screens, shredders, walk ways, handrails and alignment and levelling to dimensions and tolerances on drawings.

The roof clearance challenge was overcome by utilising 2 80t mobile cranes.  A tandem operation was carried out to lift and secure the trommels into position.  The remaining equipment could then be installed around the trommels.

The outcome

The project was successfully delivered on time and within budget.

This MBT facility now diverts 80% of West Sussex’s residual waste away from landfill and is used as a resource to produce renewable energy.  When operating at full capacity the facility will be able to produce 3.5 MW of renewable energy to supply approximately 7000 homes.

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