Fulcrum is supporting a major new renewable energy project with the installation of a 2.3km gas main to power an expanding food waste recycling facility, complementing its existing electricity supply.
Secured through its client, energy consultant Excel Utilities, the contract will provide a new gas supply to the site, which is owned and operated by Brocklesby.
The facility, located in East Yorkshire, currently features a 1,000 square metre bulk storage facility, a cooking oil recycling plant and a food recycling and anaerobic digestion plant.
As one of the largest suppliers of biodiesel feedstock, Brocklesby currently recycles in excess of 1,000 tonnes of product every week with plans in place to increase its capacity. The facility is currently undergoing a significant expansion and increasing its recycling capabilities.
With the gas main planned to be live in mid-December, Fulcrum has utilised its experienced team to ensure a programme is in place to deliver the project to meet the short timescale.
Its engineers will be mobilised shortly to begin the first stages of the work, which will take the gas main from the network connection to the site.
Terry Dugdale, group COO at Fulcrum, said: “Supporting the renewable energy industry is a key pillar of our strategy to support the UK in its net-zero revolution. Brocklesby’s innovative approach to food waste recycling supports the drive towards a low carbon, circular economy and the expansion of its plant will increase the production of biofuels and energy generation.”
Robert Brocklesby, owner Brocklesby, added: “We’re currently in the process of increasing our recycling capacity, which requires a reliable and consistent supply of gas power. This new gas main will be integral to our operations and Fulcrum has been incredibly responsive to our requirements, providing a solution to fit our wider development plans.”
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