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Shanks signs up AD partner for Wakefield

Shanks has recruited a joint venture to oversee an anaerobic digestion plant being operated in tandem with its recent 25-year waste deal with Wakefield council.  

The 65,000 tonnes per annum facility from the Ros Roca/Imtech joint venture (RRIJV) is part of a planned waste treatment park at South Kirkby near Wakefield which will receive and treat up to 230,000 tonnes per year of the authority’s waste.

RRIJV will have the initial project design complete by March 2013 with Kier carrying out the civil work. RRIJV aims to be onsite by early summer 2014 with completion of the whole £10m project due a year later.

The company will then work with the Shanks operations team on site safety, plant performance testing and optimisation.

Nick Small, business sector manager for waste and energy at Imtech said: “We are delighted with this contract win and the partnership opportunity it provides for RRIJV and Shanks Waste Management. This is a prestigious project and we are all excited to begin work on it.”

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