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Greenwell wins contract on waste-to-energy plant

Diversified industrial services firm Greenwell Equipment has had a first quarter boost from its work on a major new waste-to-energy plant in Aberdeen.

Granite City-based Greenwell said it had delivered two modular buildings, one of 7,534sq ft and the other of nearly 3,670sq ft, over a four-week period.

The contract was worth a “mid-range” six-figure sum, a spokeswoman for the company added.

It is part of ongoing work on the North East Scotland Shared Energy Project in East Tullos, which is expected to process about 150,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste a year on behalf of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray councils, helping the three local authorities comply with a landfill ban for household waste due to be introduced in 2021.

The £370 million facility is being built by Spanish construction group Acciona, while Belgian waste management company Indaver will operate it for at least 20 years.

Greenwell’s two-storey temporary buildings will house the main offices and canteen, as well as welfare facilities for the 200-strong team that will build the new plant.

Scott Brown, a director with the family-owned firm, said: “We have a skilled team who understands the requirements of large-scale projects and, of course, it is good to secure work literally on our doorstep in Tullos.

“We are pleased to be working with Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray councils to help deliver this key infrastructure project.

“This is a substantial contract for Greenwell which we have been working on securing for more than a year, so we are delighted to see it coming to fruition in the first quarter of 2020.”

The company is also fully furnishing the buildings to the client’s specification to make sure workers have all the facilities they need to deliver the overall project.

Greenwell said it notched up turnover of £3.4m during its last full trading year, which was a 15% increase on the previous 12 months.

Contracts already secured for 2020 are expected to help the company hit £4m turnover this financial year. Launched in 1996 as a dealer in second-hand office furniture, Greenwell now employs 16 people.

The company has supplied more than 500 modular buildings to large Scottish infrastructure projects, including the Queensferry Crossing and Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

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