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Waste not want not

Bourne Steel has been supplying and erecting more than 2,000 tonnes of steelwork for the construction of the UK’s largest waste facility.

The Riverside Resource Recovery energy from waste facility in Belvedere, London, is being built by Costain, and is set to begin operating in 2011.

Once complete, the facility will process 585,000 tonnes of municipal and commercial waste per year, and provide 66MW of electricity to the local grid.

The structure will cover 13,000 sq m, with a curved roof rising to a height of 55 m.

The Riverside Resource Recovery facility has been described by Cory Environmental as its single most significant development project.

In February 2007, Swiss contractor Von Roll Inova was appointed as the engineer, procure and construct partner following a selection process.

At the end of 2007, Costain was appointed by VRI as the civil engineering contractor for the project.