Posted on: 11th Jan 2021
Malvern Plant Construction Hit by Delays
The outbreak of Covid-19 has proven a challenging time for many industries, including construction. The completion of a new clinical waste treatment plant in Malvern, Worcestershire, was hit by construction delays at the end of last year, predominantly due to Covid-19, however Andusia are pleased to report that the plant has now entered into the penultimate stages.
The plant, developed by Waste Energy Partners, experienced numerous difficulties throughout the pandemic. The key issue faced was the close proximity of staff and the difficulty to establish safe social distancing on a small site. The project suffering several suspected Covid-19 cases amongst the site team and subcontractors, that necessarily led to temporary suspension of the works for self-isolation.
Furthermore, the virus (and to a lesser extent Brexit) had a huge impact on supply chains, with many key items of materials, plant and machinery significantly delayed as manufacturing facilities effectively ceased production at the start of the pandemic. Even when production restarted, reduced capacity transport and with logistics badly impacted it led to further delays. The nature of the project, involving the careful refurbishment of an existing building, meant that every step in the build was a sequential one, and therefore there was very limited opportunities to recover the delays.
However, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the construction teams the delays have now been resolved and a construction completion certificate has now been issued. The facility is now in commissioning, the final stage before takeover and becoming fully operational.
Andusia are the sole supplier to Malvern, supplying 8,000 tonnes of hazardous and clinical waste per year. In addition, from Q3 2021 they will also be sole suppliers to the largest clinical waste treatment plant built in the last 20 years in Stoke-on-Trent.
You can find a list of EWC codes and the type of waste accepted at Malvern here on our website. To discuss your waste requirements, contact us today 01992 666257.