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Anglesey Ecoparc Môn

Anglesey Ecoparc Môn
COST: £7 million

Anglesey Ecoparc Môn Ltd (AEM), a new start-up, was formed to build a recycling and waste management facility at Môna Industrial Park on Anglesey, North Wales. The intention was to set-up a 40,000 tonne p/a commercial materials recovery facility and AD plant that will act as a means of waste disposal for local businesses and waste carriers alike.

The company purchased an 8-acre site from the Isle of Anglesey County Council (the Council) and enjoys the full backing of the Council, who have welcomed the scheme. In May 2008 the company secured planning consent for the development of a waste recycling and treatment plant.

The site has been split into two facilities to reflect a two-stage development plan. The first phase: an anaerobic digestion facility and the second phase for the development of a materials recovery facility.  Both facilities now have planning consent.

I contributed to the development of the plant design by tying in the particular BREAM requirements into the drawings, spec and contract documents. During the planning phase my input was required from the offset in design meetings.

As a waste, recycling, sustainable construction expert and BREEAM consultant I was responsible for identifying key ways during the Civil Engineering phase that waste generated could be processed under quality protocols to ensure the maximum was re-used onsite Where reuse was not possible the remainder of the material will be processed and used on a local site.

My imput has resulted in substantially higher levels of reuse and recycling being possible.  I am also responsible for an outline SWMP.

I was then contracted as the interim manager for a period of seven months.  I was required to develop partnerships with local waste companies, secure commitment to waste volumes for the new site, liaise with large waste producers to secure direct processing deals.  It was also important to stablish clear sustainable markets for the recovered end products to enable cost free or preferably revenue generating activity.

posted: 21 July 2011