Leading civil engineering firm Jones Bros has secured a waste management contract that will create up to 50 jobs during construction.
The development of the second phase of the Wrexham Recycling Park at Bryn Lane, capable of processing up to 60,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste each year, involves an £18.2 million investment.
The facility is operated by FCC Environment, the recycling, resources and energy business, and will also create up to twenty jobs after completion.
The civil engineering works involves earthworks and erection of the main building, 126m long by 60m wide. Engineers will use reinforced concrete to construct the specially designed ‘tunnels’, which will form a main part of the building and waste process, service yard, office and welfare facilities.
The plant will operate by extracting as much of the remaining recyclable material as possible from the household and commercial waste, and in doing so will produce a useful product with which low carbon energy can be recovered to displace fossil fuels.
Jones Bros has successfully completed several contracts with FCC Environment, including the awarding of a three-year framework contract covering southwest England.
Huw Jones, managing director of Jones Bros, said: “We are delighted to be further building on our strong relationship with FCC Environment. This latest contract underlines our reputation as one of the fastest-growing waste management contractors in the UK.”
The new facility in Wrexham will create up to an initial twenty permanent skilled and semi-skilled jobs during the operational phase. The construction phase will also provide up to 50 temporary jobs and indirectly provide additional employment and job security for haulage and service companies in the borough and beyond to the wider region.
Family-owned Jones Bros Civil Engineering, which has its headquarters in Ruthin, was founded in the 1950s and has more than 20 years’ experience in landfill cell construction.
The company employs 300 people and, in the last two years, has invested more than £4m in new plant and equipment. It has regional offices in Swansea, Inverness, Linlithgow, near Falkirk and Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire.