Time-lapse construction video - Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility
06 November 2019
Doran Consulting are providing Civil and Structural Engineering design services to Hitachi Zosen Inova, the EPC contractor, for the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility, near Stewartby, Bedfordshire. The facility will process up to 545,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year to produce an average gross electrical output of 60MWe. The electricity is produced by burning the waste and using the heat from this process to generate high pressure steam. This steam will then turn a turbine driven generator to produce the electricity.
Doran Consulting has been responsible for the design of the reinforced concrete substructures and steel superstructures on the project, including the 25m high waste bunker with 600mm thick reinforced concrete walls which was constructed in a continuous pour using slip forming. Our work includes specialist analysis and design of the waste crane supporting structure to resist fatigue. We also carried out design of the site-wide roads, drainage and earthworks, all of which was modelled in 3D for coordination purposes.
Substructures and underground services installations are nearing completion on site and steelwork erection has now commenced. The time lapse footage below, provided courtesy of Covanta, shows the progress of construction.