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Scotland’s sustainable energy security is bolstered by newly completed civil works at Earls Gate Energy Centre

Scotland’s sustainable energy security is bolstered by newly completed civil works at Earls Gate Energy Centre

This month, civil engineering specialist Elysium Construction is set to complete civil works for Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC), a state-of-the-art Energy from Waste facility in Grangemouth, Scotland. Recovering up to 54,000 tonnes of recyclable materials annually, the centre will bring the country one step closer to its Net Zero targets.

Elysium Construction, one of the country’s leading civil engineering specialists, expects to complete the civil works by February 2024, following their takeover of the project in 2022. 

Jointly owned by Brockwell Energy, Covanta, and Green Investment Group, the EGEC will produce heat and power for fine chemical production company CalaChem Ltd. 

A beacon of environmental stewardship, the environmental impact of the centre will make measurable contributions to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

The centre creates power by combusting non-recyclable residual waste, which turns water into steam to generate electricity. It’s poised to process 216,000 tonnes of pre-sorted commercial and industrial waste, recover 54,000 tonnes of recyclable materials, and divert 210,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year. 

It will also generate more than 33MW of surplus heat and 22MW of surplus electricity for local businesses, industries, and residents. 77% of its electricity will come from renewable biogenic materials, making a significant contribution to the UK’s shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. 

Specialists in delivering complex infrastructure projects for the energy sector, Elysium Construction’s expertise in advanced construction technology was instrumental in navigating the challenges this project posed. 

The company worked exclusively with local labourers and suppliers, part of their commitment to supporting the communities they work in. 

Elson Bajrakurtaj, Managing Director of Elysium Construction, says: “The impact of the recent pandemic and ensuing market volatility has made it harder than ever for companies to find the skilled tradespeople they need to achieve their net zero targets. Elysium Construction has a highly technical, accomplished team with the expertise and agility needed to execute complex, large-scale civil works like Earls Gate. As a company, we remain firmly committed to sustainability and the advancement of renewable energy solutions. I’m incredibly proud of the EGEC team for finding innovative solutions and executing them with precision, so that our clients can deliver critical energy supplies while helping achieve national waste and CO2 reduction targets.”

About Elysium Construction

Elysium Construction, elysiumconstruction.co.uk, is a civil engineering specialist that delivers medium-to-large scale commercial and civil infrastructure projects. Fast becoming one of the country’s top civil engineering firms in the energy sector, it’s built a strong reputation for high quality, efficient, and sustainable solutions that work. The company was founded in 2017 by Elson Bajrakurtaj, a Structural Engineer with over two decades of experience and a mission to drive industry progress through innovative engineering solutions delivered with precision.