Energy park representative appointed

WASTE management specialist, Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL), has appointed Davis Langdon, an AECOM Company, to act as owner’s representative on site to oversee the construction of the first sustainable energy park for the UK.

EnergyPark Peterborough, which was granted consent by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) last November, will take in mixed waste and recycle and remanufacture it. Through a three stage process of mechanical recycling, biomass gasification and plasma vitrification, the Energy Park will produce renewable energy, glass, building blocks, metals and compounds. The zero waste to landfill solution will save 600,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, create green collar jobs in the local community and produce enough renewable energy to power 60,000 homes.

Davis Langdon has been working with PREL, a subsidiary of Green Energy Parks Ltd, since early 2010 and will be providing permanent consultancy services from the commencement on site in early 2011.

Under the role, Davis Langdon will be advising on the soon-to-be-announced contract between PREL and their engineering, procurement and construction contractor, as well as providing project management, commercial and risk management advice, and grid connection and tax planning services. The team will be led by Matthew Hicks and Lee Chapman of the Peterborough office, with local, regional and national resource support.

Chris Williams, managing director of Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd, said, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Davis Langdon as owner’s representative for the Energy Park Peterborough project and we look forward to working closely with their local team.

“Energy Park Peterborough is a landmark project and we look forward to starting construction to speed landfill reduction and the switch to renewables in the UK.”