Suez has commissioned Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, engineer, manufacture and install two facilities at Aberdeen City Council’s Altens East industrial estate.
Scheduled to begin operations in April 2017, a single-stream MRF will process 20 tonnes an hour of commingled recyclables, while a municipal solid waste system is set to process 30 tonnes an hour to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF).
The technical features include screens, a Nihot drum separator and NRT optical sorters. Screen, air and optical technologies will process glass in the commingled kerbside collection while NRT equipment will also remove cardboard from news & pams and plastics from the mixed fibre stream.
Nihot and NRT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of BHS.
The system, designed to comply with the Scottish Government’s code of practice on sampling and reporting, features sampling, scales and automated labelling of outbound bales.
BHS chief executive Steve Miller said Suez “was clear from the onset that the total recovery and quality of commodities sent to market were paramount”.
“This design and the technology included in this system affirm that commitment ,and Suez should be commended for its forward-thinking approach,” he added.
Suez won a 25-year contract from the council to manage recycling, composting, treatment and disposal of household waste in 2000 and the new plant is part of a strategy to increase the council’s recycling rate from the current 37% to 56% by 2020.
Commingled collections were introduced in 2014.
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