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Top safety record for Ardley EfW

January 29, 2014

Viridor and its construction partners Clugston-CNIM Oxfordshire are celebrating the achievement of a further 500,000 man hours – equivalent to 62 years – without lost-time accidents (LTA) during construction of the Energy from Waste Facility in Ardley, Oxfordshire – bringing the total to 1.5 million.

Currently, there are nearly 500 employees working on site from a wide range of trades – all ensuring that the facility is delivered on schedule and safely.

Colin Drummond OBE, Viridor chairman, said: “We are so proud of the care and due diligence all employees on site are demonstrating throughout the construction of our Ardley facility. Achieving 1.5 million safe hours of work is by no means easy as the amount of people and variety of trades has increased as construction has progressed.

”I would like to congratulate everyone working on site for their ongoing commitment and excellent work to ensure a safe and timely delivery of this project.”

As part of the companies’ commitment to open and positive work with the local community, a £1,000 donation is made to local schools or charities for every 100,000 hours of safe work completed.  The total amount of donations already supporting local projects now stands at £15,000.

Some of the organisations that have already benefited from the safe work at Ardley EfW include: Chesterton and Fringford Primary Schools, Children in Touch and Wooden Spoon Oxfordshire.

The Ardley Energy from Waste facility is scheduled to be fully operational in the second half of 2014, transforming 300,000 tonnes of post-recycling waste into 24 megawatts of electricity – enough to power the facility and over 38,000 homes.


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