Essex Waste Treatment Facility

Sector: Energy & Waste
ISD Division: Firewall and Data
Duration of Project: 20 weeks
Project Value: £600k

ISD builds Internal composite firewalls for Essex Waste


The ISD Firewall and Data division were awarded the contract to deliver and install approx 8500m2 of HPS200 coated Ruukki panels to separate the facility into the various stages of treatment.

The horizontally installed firewalls are subjected to particularly corrosive environment categorized by areas between a C3 to CX environment. ISD has used its knowledge and design expertise to install the correct products to withstand The corrosive atmosphere.





Due to commence operations in 2015, the new facility, one of the biggest waste treatment plants in Europe, will process up to 417,000 tonnes of municipal waste from across Essex each year and will play a key role in meeting county’s targets for sustainable waste management and recycling.

Containment and separation for the various treatment stages within the facility to ensure safety, minimise fire risk and confine corrosive processing environments, is critical.

The corrosive atmosphere is a resultant of the innovative mechanical biological treatment technology to break down the waste. The mechanical part refers to the processes used for preparing and separating the waste. Mechanical techniques such as shredding are used to reduce the size of the waste. The biological part refers to a composting stage.

Once operational, the facility will be capable of treating up to 417,000 tonnes of municipal waste a year.

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Brett Harrington