The plan is that containerised waste will be brought to the site at Halfway Reach on the Thames on 60ft barges. Once empty the barges will be refilled with ash from the plant. Jetty construction is scheduled to finish by mid 2009, before the main plant is finished in 2011.
Mott MacDonald project manager Richard Stephens said: “With berthing on both [sides of the jetty] for eight 60ft barges, the jetty’s design can accommodate up to 260 full waste containers per day, with the same number of waste containers being returned.”
Stephens also highlighted the jetty’s wildlife friendly design: “The design includes environmental protection and wildlife enhancement features to promote weed growth on the structure, as well as perches for water birds.”
Once finished the Belvedere energy-from-waste site will be run by Riverside Resource Recovery Limited, a subsidiary of Cory Waste Management. It will process up to 585,000 tonnes of London’s residual waste.