MHEA welcomed to Viridor for site visit. On Wednesday 14 November, 23 members of the MHEA met at the Park & Ride in Bicester and enjoyed a car share to Viridor’s energy recovery site at Ardley ERF, in Oxfordshire, where they were met by Jessica Baker-Pike, the Learning and Visitor Centre Manager.
Urbaser Ltd manages the household residual waste, that is waste left over after recycling and reuse, in Gloucestershire on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.
The Energy from Waste Facility, at Javelin Park near Gloucester, significantly reduces the county’s dependence on landfill, whilst recovering value from waste in the form of electricity, recyclable metals, and aggregates.
LONGCLIFFE QUARRIES LTD
Longcliffe Quarries Ltd is a long-standing limestone and dolomite supplier based in Derbyshire. They produce over one million tonnes of high-quality calcium carbonates every year for a range of businesses across the UK.
The Port of Tilbury (London) is the largest of eight ports owned by Forth Ports. As London’s major port it is also the largest multi-modal port in the South East, and 3rd largest port in the UK. The port has an annual throughput of 16 million tonnes per annum and this is estimated to value around £8.7 billion; this makes it the largest port on the Thames.
The visit will include the coal handling plant, and observing coke oven batteries pushing coke; the ore prep plant to observe ore blending and associated operations; the caster operation; the Rail and Section mill; and Rail Area 3 to witness the handling of 216M lengths of rails and loadout. Manager.
Since the site at Tunstead was established in the 1920s, it has supplied aggregates, cement and lime for a wide range of uses around the UK.
It was developed by Foster Yeoman but is now exclusively owned by Aggregate Industries. The scale of the quarry is immense, with an output of some 7 million tonnes a year. 360 tonne face excavators are able to load a dozen dumpers of 100 tonnes payload in just over 3 passes (based on 40 tonnes a pass).