Food waste recycling specialist PDM has chosen Britcon (Scunthorpe) as principal contractor to build its £12m ReFood anaerobic digestion plant in Doncaster.
Ten regional companies were invited to tender for the project, with PDM keen to use local businesses. Now, it has confirmed the five companies which will help to complete the facility. These include:
· Britcon (Scunthorpe) – A civil engineering company, which will oversee the project and construct a new dedicated office block.
· John Hill Associates – The Doncaster-based architects will manage design and construction throughout the eight-month build.
· Bigaden – A German company specialising in the construction of concrete biogas digesters.
· Clarke Energy – Power energy providers will provide engines and generators suitable for use with biogas.
· TMA – Will provide the equipment for PDM’s depackaging plant.
PDM commercial director Philip Simpson said: “As a company, we are focused on supporting our local community and a key part of our selection process was inviting local contractors to tender and we’re very pleased to have two local companies delivering the build.
“However, the ReFood technology is very new to the UK, so it was also important to bring in expertise from Europe to provide skills and knowledge in building a large-scale biogas plant. We look forward to seeing the plant take shape over the coming months.”
Construction on the plant has already begun and is expected to be operational by summer.