In striving to design a building harmonious with its site and surroundings, the recovery facility has been conceived as a bold organic shape sweeping out of, yet being an integral part of, the industrial hinterland of Cardiff Bay.
The building is approx. 175 metres long, 65m wide and 45m high with a chimney stack height of 90m.
SYSTRA provided the principal consultant service for the Cardiff Energy Recovery Facility project to the Joint Venture main contractors Lagan Construction Limited and CNIM.
On site construction on the former gas site commenced in mid-2012; the initial waste commissioning started in late 2014 and the plant is now fully operational.
Throughout this period SYSTRA provided full multidisciplinary consultancy services including architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, M&E, highways and drainage and fire engineering for the £180m Viridor operated facility.
The facility has been constructed to mitigate the need to send waste to landfill and will process 350,000 tonnes of non-hazardous household waste per year from South East Wales, producing 30MW of electricity.