Lakeside Energy from Waste Ltd, the joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor Waste Management, confirms that steady progress continues to be made on its 410,000 tones pa energy from waste plant, currently under construction at Colnbrook near Slough.
Until recently, thirty months into its ambitious three year programmed, the project was on schedule. However, the main contractor, Japanese company Itochu-Takuma, has recently advised the Lakeside Directors that during on site pressure testing, they identified some defects in the economizer units. The necessary remediation programmed means the plant will now start accepting waste in July 2009.
The development of the rest of the £160 million plant remains on schedule and the Visitor Center has recently been completed.
A spokesman for Lakeside says,
“This is disappointing news but we are working with our customers to help them meet their waste management targets. The economizer remediation programmed will not affect other areas of the remaining development programme.”