UK ‘largest’ gas-to-grid AD; Aldersgate Group new director; Veolia decommissions oil rig
UK ‘largest’ AD plant completed
Building and civil engineering contractor Britcon has completed construction and officially handed over a £20m anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Widnes for food waste recycler ReFood.
The company claims it is the largest gas-to-grid AD plant in the UK. It will recycle some 90,000 tonnes of commercial and household food waste and generate up to 17NWhs of biogas, which will be transported directly to the national gas grid to provide power for 8,000 homes.
WWF’s Molho joins Aldersgate Group
The Aldersgate Group has appointed Nick Molho as executive director. Nick replaces Andrew Raingold, who is standing down after more than seven years leading the organisation.
Molho is currently head of climate change and energy policy at WWF. Before joining the organisation, he worked as an environmental lawyer for a range of international businesses, regulators and governments.
Veolia to decommission oil rig
Veolia Environmental Services UK has won a contract to decommission a 14,000-tonne oil platform in the Norwegian North Sea.
The company said the contract “represents significant revenue”, strengthening its position in the offshore decommissioning and recycling market.
Veolia intends to recycle 99.7% of the structure. The platform contains a range of valuable materials including precious metals, iron, steel and electrical items.