Runcorn Thermal Power Station UK

Case Study

Runcorn Thermal Power Station (TPS).  This is the largest waste to energy plant of its type being built in Europe with capacity to process 750,000 tonnes of municipal waste.

Waste to energy - Non-recyclable waste from Greater Manchester and Cheshire processed into solid recovered fuel (SRF) will be used to fuel this plant, much of it being transported by rail. Heat from the incineration process will be recovered and used to generate power and export steam to the nearby Runcorn chemical works plant.

Banagher Precast Concrete Ltd. provided an alternative design for a 16m high free standing Firewall.

The design involved to introduction of specialist connections at the base of 16m high cantilever columns. The benefit of this system was a simplified foundation detail for the contractor and elimination of propping columns during installation which would have ahd major implications for follow on works.

The Precast columns and over 100 wall panels were installed in one week, detailed planning and co-ordination with the main contractor ensured a smooth delivery and installation process with no disruption to other works on this busy site.