A £17 million (23 million Euro) materials recovery facility (MRF) which is currently under construction is due to be completed by April 2008 in Dublin. Dublin City Council, on behalf of four Dublin Local Authorities, engaged CP Manufacturing under a design & build project to provide a state of the art MRF on a brownfield site including the construction of the MRF building; new office block and all associated works. The construction and installation is being project managed by PPS Recovery systems to provide a MRF processing 100,000 tonnes per year of both bagged and loose commingled kerbside collected material. Its 14 material outputs include separation of plastic bottles by colour and material type, beverage cartons and steel and aluminium cans. The MRF includes next generation Near Infra Red (NIR) technology. PPS senior project manager Darren Furse said: The disc screen units are complemented by MSSs latest development in NIR technology. "Using solid state technology in place of the traditional rotor unit the mulitwave design removes the limitations of previous NIR modules to enable higher tonnes per hour throughputs and material quality at levels not possible before.