Widmerpool – Biomass Power Plant, Nottinghamshire

For: STC Power

Client / End User: STC Power (Italy)
for Equitix to be operated by Veolia

Services Provided: Principal Contractor, Civils and Building Design, Civils and Building Construction, Building services (design and construction)

Scope: Design and Construction of Energy from Waste Biomass Facility building. Construction of a 3m deep reinforced concrete foundation/pit structure to accommodate the main boiler plant. Construction of all foundations and floors, building superstructure, M&E services, plant ventilation system external works, cross-country water main installation, Western Power substation building and the refurbishment of an existing site building.

Unusual aspects: Alpha were asked to perform the role of Principal contractor even though we were not the main contractor. Our client STC were not familiar with the UK CDM responsibilities and we were therefore employed as PC for the whole construction process (i.e civils, boiler plant installation, building construction, ancillary plant installation, mechanical , electrical and HVAC works.
The main building was built around the boiler plant to reduce the scope of the boiler lifting operation.