Ridham Dock Biomass Power Plant

Ridham Dock Biomass Power Plant has been constructed by CNIM on behalf of MVV Umwelt to supply up to 25MWE of electricity to the local grid through the incineration of old and contaminated wood.

Bourne Steel was instructed by main contractor, Clugston to fabricate, supply and erect 581 tonnes of galvanised main frame steel and crane steel to form the turbine hall, boiler hall, tipping hall, biomass store and administration offices which was supplied with 60 minutes of fire protection via intumescent paint.

Bourne also supplied 108 tonnes of cold rolled rails and purlins, access ladders, walkways, and 2 tonne grab attachments as part of a secondary steel package.

All fabrication was carried out to NSSS 5th edition.

Wilton EFW

CNIM and Clugston formed a joint venture to build an Energy From Waste Power Station on the Wilton International Business Park in Redcaron behalf of SitaSembcorp UK. 

The new facility thermally treats waste to generate 49 Megawatts of electricity and saves 127,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from being created each year by landfill.

Bourne Steel played the major role ensuring this power station, which included a turbine hall, waste bunker, tipping hall, electrical room and an administration block was fabricated to a very high specification with all crane steel being completed to BS EN1090 Execution Class 3 for fatigue design.

Our site team safely and efficiently erected approximately 1,500 tonnes of galvanized structural steel, including fire protected steelwork to the administration offices, as well as 290nr pre-cast concrete panels in an area of England which is notoriously plagued by high winds and extremely cold temperatures, making the working conditions very challenging.

Baglan Bay Power Station

Bourne supplied and erected the structural steelwork to form the turbine hall, staircases and access platforms surrounding the turbine, as well as the open mesh flooring, crane rails for gantries and the extensive process pipe work surrounding the perimeter of the turbine hall.

The steelwork was designed to comply with American Codes and we worked to these in regard to the connection design, the fabrication and the erection methods. The latter included the use of separately supplied column base plates, which were positioned and grouted before the 12 tonne column shafts were positioned.

The nine, 30 metre span roof trusses for the turbine hall were erected at night to allow other contractors to safely continue work within the turbine hall during the day. Safety lights were built onto the trusses to enable the night lifts to operate.

Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility

The Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility is designed to remove recyclable waste from black bins and recover energy from what is left over. It significantly reduces the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

The 42 metre high structure features an arched glulam timber frame and a 1800m2 living green wall to the South elevation (believed to be the largest in Europe).

Bourne Steel were responsible for the construction of the following:

  • Two main structural steel fire walls that follow the curved shape of the building up to 42 metres high.
  • Two 10 storey feature fire escapes to the main entrance.
  • Viewing platform, entrance buildings and main Crane steel including fatigue design to the bunker and turbine halls.
  • Feature steel for the Green wall to support planting along the full length of the building.

Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Works

Peacehaven Waste Water Treatment Works is a £300m environmental scheme, developed to bring cleaner seas to the Sussex coastline.

Bourne Steel designed, supplied, fabricated and erected the project’s structural steelwork.

The structure is covered by a parabolic roof, rising to a maximum height of 18m and dipping down to a height of 14m. The shape of the roof is not just an architectural feature -it is also covered with an intensive green roof, the largest of its kind in the UK.

London Power Tunnels

In February 2011 National Grid embarked upon a seven-year project to rewire the capital via deep underground tunnels, in order to meet increasing electricity demand and help London access the renewable energy of the future.

Bourne Special Projects have designed, manufactured and fitted steel platforms within the 40 meter deep vent shafts along the tunnel route.

BSPL are also building many of the Head Houses that will be used for pumping hot air away from the 200mm thick power cables that run its length.

Ardley Energy from Waste Facility

Ardley Energy from Waste (EfW) facility has been constructed for Oxfordshire County Council and has the capacity to generate 24mw of renewable energy for the National Grid.

Ardley is Bourne’s fourth EfW project and the second awarded by Viridor, following Exeter EfW. The main works included delivering the super structure to support the structural steel for both the envelope, and cranes in the bunker. As part of the requirements for these structures the crane steelwork had to meet execution class 3 for welding standards.


Exeter Energy from Waste Facility

Exeter Energy from Waste (EfW) facility has been constructed for Devon Country Council and has the capacity to generate 3mw of renewable energy for the National Grid.

Exeter is Bourne’s third EfW project and the first awarded by Viridor. The main works included delivering the super structure steelwork, crane steelwork which was fabricated to Execution class 3 (this is for fatigue and has higher levels of workmanship and quality control), the boiler support steelwork and stair structures. Bourne also carried out the envelope, structure of the roof cladding, wall cladding, doors, glazing and louvres.