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Peterborough ERF Commissioning Update: Steam Blowing

LATEST UPDATE FROM SITE – Friday 31 July @ 1400 Peterborough ERF is currently in commissioning phase.  As part of that process we will be conducting refractory dry out and boiler flushing.  This is a one-off process during commissioning only to ensure that the furnace can operate at the level required for operational conditions. This procedure

MG BBC Breakfast July 2015

July 29, 2015

Bags of BBC breakfast fun

An audience of 6.8m viewers watched BBC One’s flagship ‘Breakfast’ programme last week as it broadcast from the site of Viridor’s £177m Dunbar energy recovery facility (ERF) and landfill. The broadcast, part of a series during the morning from across the four nations of the UK, focused on new research by WRAP on carrier bag

Inder Poonaji

July 27, 2015

Director of Sustainability & SHEQ

Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, has boosted its expert senior UK team with the addition of a new director leading its sustainability, safety, health,  environment and quality functions. Viridor will welcome Mr Inder S Poonaji on 1 September 2015 when he officially takes up his position as Director of Sustainability

Dunbar ERF Golden Shovel July 2015 LOW

July 24, 2015

Green for go at £177m Dunbar ERF

Scotland’s ambitions to become a zero waste nation were today bolstered with the start of construction of Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) in East Lothian, Scotland. Viridor was pleased to welcome Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, to mark this milestone, which sits squarely within Scotland’s vision for

Dunbar Lifeboat 2015

July 23, 2015

Dunbar RNLI Lifeboat 2015

Viridor has again teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), supporting the charity’s Dunbar station 2015 Lifeboat Day. Held in the scenic Dunbar harbour, the event, which attracts over 2,000 visitors, featured the town’s annual parade, an open-air music stage and bar, stalls, rides, inshore and sea lifeboats and a mock rescue exercise

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Incident at Bayley Street Transfer Loading Station, Tameside

Viridor confirms an incident at its Bayley Street, Transfer Loading Station, Tameside on Thursday 23 July 2015. At circa 05:30hrs Viridor personnel reported a fire within the residual  / bulky waste at the transfer loading station. Tenders from the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service attended site and the fire is now under control. Commenting,

Glasgow RREC 70% milestone

Glasgow’s £154 million state-of-the-art recycling and renewable energy facility in Polmadie reached a significant milestone this month (July 2015), when the 300 strong construction team confirmed that they had finished more than 70 percent of the build. The milestone was marked with the arrival of a £5m Weir Group turbine on site which will be


Chance to set policy on the right path

Herman Van Der Meij, Managing Director of Viridor Resource Management, writes exclusively for MRW. It’s a mild night in Amsterdam in early June. I am camped in front of our TV with an ice cold beer in one hand and the remote control in the other, watching a match broadcast from Berlin’s Olympia stadium. The commentary

Longley Lane MRF

July 21, 2015

Materials Recycling Facility portal

Committed to giving the world’s resources new life, Viridor welcomes the publication of the first  tranche of quality data measuring input and output from materials recycling facilities (MRFs) across England and Wales. All Viridor sites registered with the Environment Agency as part of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Schedule 9A during

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July 16, 2015

Dunbar ERF Newsletter

The £177m Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at our existing rail linked Dunbar waste treatment hub in East Lothian, Scotland is now in the first stages of construction Those interested in the latest news from Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility can download the July 2015 newsletter here .


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