Jones Bros paves the way for multi million pound energy plant13th Mar 2014

Leading civil engineering company Jones Bros has begun constructing an access road that will transport waste to a new multi-million pound Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Buckinghamshire.

The project, close to the A41, involves constructing a four and a half kilometer road along a former railway track, incorporating three road bridges across it.

Buckinghamshire County Council awarded a contract to FCC Environment in 2013 to build and operate an EfW facility at Greatmoor, near Calvert.

The County Council has identified that the project will save Bucks taxpayers more than £150m over the 30-year life of the contract.

The contract to construct the new access road is due to be completed during the summer, with 30 workers from Jones Bros working on the project at any one time, as well as locally recruited labour.

Geraint Thomas, contracts manager for Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, said: “As part of the project, we will also be upgrading two road bridges, whilst a third will be built from scratch, working to our own designs.

“We are developing a proud tradition of value engineering at Jones Bros, where our considerable expertise can save our clients time and considerable sums of money.”

Jones Bros has also hired a Buckinghamshire-based kerbing company to assist with the project.

The plant is expected to be operational by early 2016 and will export 22 MW of electricity per annum, sufficient to satisfy the energy demands of up to 36,000 homes.