Briggs & Forrester secure M&E Contract at Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility | Briggs & Forrester

Briggs & Forrester secure M&E Contract at Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility

Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have been awarded the mechanical and electrical works on the Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility in Shepshed, Leicestershire. 

Engineering Services have been appointed to design, supply, install and commission the small power, lighting and distribution services to this circa 500,000m³ facility in the process areas incorporating Tipping Hall, Waste Bunker, Boiler Line and Turbine Hall. Along with the process area works, the main contractor Hitachi Zosen Inova AG has also awarded the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services to the 2,000m2 6-storey administration building.

The Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility will provide sustainable treatment of up to 350,000 tonnes of residual waste per year and will generate up to 42 megawatts of low carbon energy - enough to power around 80,000 homes. The facility is a significant addition to the UK’s waste management infrastructure. It supports both the government’s ambitions to reduce reliance on landfill and also the UK’s ability to sustainably treat more non-recyclable waste.

Adrian Nicholls, Regional Director commented: “Briggs & Forrester are proud to be expanding on our ‘Energy from Waste’ project experience following the successful completion of the Gloucester Energy from Waste facility back in 2020 and look forward to further enhancing our MEP offering in the infrastructure and emerging technologies sector.”