Viridor Calls In Doosan Babcock To Assess Glasgow EfW

Construction of Viridor’s Glasgow energy from waste (EfW) plant at Polmadie could be back on track after engineering giants Doosan Babcock have been called in. 

Viridor’s parent company, the Pennon Group, announced yesterday that Doosan Babcock was on the Polmadie site preparing an “assessment and project plan”.

Babcock have been set to replace international support services and construction group, Interserve, who were removed from the £150m building project in November for “repeatedly failed to meet contracted delivery milestones”.

Viridor has the overall 25-year £260m contract to build and operate the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GREEC).

The plant has been under construction by Interserve since 2013 and when complete will process 200,000 tonnes of Glasgow’s waste annually.

Interserve announced earlier this year that it was exiting the energy from waste market, announcing problems with on-going projects had cost the company £70m.

The news comes just weeks after Doosan Babcock announced the closure of its manufacturing plant at Renfrew with the loss of 270 jobs.

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