June 2011 -- Base Structures were employed by the main contractor Hochtief, to design, manufacture and install the fabric mesh cladding to the ¼ sphere end of the Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) building where the main condenser coolers are situated.
A woven 50% open, steel and PVC mesh fabric was specified for the cladding by the architect as it allows sufficient airflow to ensure the external plant can perform its cooling duties, provides a degree of protection to the exposed plant from environmental elements (wind and snow) and yet satisfactorily obscures it from view.
The new build facility which is being constructed for the waste handling company Veolia, is a conventional twin moving grate incinerator. The Environment Agency report that the Best Available Techniques are being incorporated across the project but have stipulated that a periodic review of new technologies must be carried out every 6 to 8 years.
The facility is being built specifically to incinerate household waste that has not been previously sorted for reuse, composting or recycling, to generate electricity.
The process has the capacity to handle 210,000 tonnes of waste a year, a level that is set purposely below the total amount of household waste generated in the region to ensure that new recycling initiatives are not compromised.