Manchester EfW Plant

detailed design was key for this project's success

ByrneLooby designed the foundations of the largest Energy from Waste facility in Europe.

The Manchester EfW Plant is a private finance initiative which is set to treat 75% of Greater Manchester’s waste. The plant will generate 70MW of electricity and 51MW of heat.

Working closely with our client from the tender stage, we designed the piled foundations and temporary works for the main facility - waste bunker, tipping hall, boiler house, flue gas area, vent stack and railway sidings.

With sandstone present across the site, we utilised our knowledge of piling in sandstone, to develop an efficient piling scheme that consisted of 4,000 CFA piles to provide robust foundations for this major project.

Scope of Project                            

  • Manchester EfW will be the largest energy from waste facility in Europe.
  • Provided the foundation design for the facility consisting of load bearing piles and temporary sheet pile walls.
  • Involvement with our client from tender stage through to detailed design.
  • Involved the installation of 4000 typically 450mm, 630mm or 750mm CFA piles to carry axial loads ranging from 75 to 250 tonnes. 

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