Civils work due for completion at Grangemouth Energy from Waste facility

ELYSIUM Construction is set to complete civil engineering works for Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC), a new Energy from Waste facility in Grangemouth designed to help Scotland meet its net zero targets.

The centre is tipped to recover up to 54,000 tonnes of recyclable materials annually. Jointly owned by Brockwell Energy, Covanta, and Green Investment Group, the EGEC will produce heat and power for fine chemical production company CalaChem Ltd.

Elysium Construction expects to complete the civil works this month, having taken over the project in 2022.

The centre creates power by combusting non-recyclable residual waste, which turns water into steam to generate electricity. It’s poised to process 216,000 tonnes of pre-sorted commercial and industrial waste, recover 54,000 tonnes of recyclable materials, and divert 210,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year.

It will also generate more than 33MW of surplus heat and 22MW of surplus electricity for local businesses, industries, and residents. 77% of its electricity will come from renewable biogenic materials.

Elysium Construction worked exclusively with local labourers and suppliers as part of the firm’s commitment to supporting the communities in which it works.

Elson Bajrakurtaj, MD of Elysium Construction, said, “The impact of the recent pandemic and ensuing market volatility has made it harder than ever for companies to find the skilled tradespeople they need to achieve their net zero targets. Elysium Construction has a highly technical, accomplished team with the expertise and agility needed to execute complex, large-scale civil works like Earls Gate.

“As a company, we remain firmly committed to sustainability and the advancement of renewable energy solutions. I’m incredibly proud of the EGEC team for finding innovative solutions and executing them with precision, so that our clients can deliver critical energy supplies while helping achieve national waste and CO2 reduction targets.”