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Gateshead £50m autoclave structure rises above river

The progress of a £50 million waste EcoParc can be seen next to the River Tyne as the steel framework rises from the bank.Work on the Gateshead-based autoclave facility started in June 2008 and the plant is expected to be operational in autumn 2009. Household, industrial and commercial wastes will be sterilised and stabilised by the steam autoclaving system in a series of large vessels. The system will be capable of treating 320,000 tonnes of solid wastes, and will divert ...