Newhaven ERF (Energy Recovery Facility)
Newhaven Power Station – ERF (Energy Recovery Facility)
The Newhaven ERF processes roughly half of the household waste in the South Downs area. That’s approximately 210,000 tonnes of waste per year. The facility converts waste unsuitable for recycling into over 19 Megawatts of electrical energy – enough power to supply 25,000 homes. The electricity produced is then supplied to the National Grid. The ERF is the first facility of its kind to be built in the South Downs area, and is designed to make it a cleaner and greener place to live.
JWK Electrical were responsible for the design, supply and installation of the electrical power and control systems, also the associated containment systems of the entire power station. These included the Main Turbine and Generator (GEC Thermodine), the lubrication plant, control systems and battery systems. We also carried out the HT connections at the generator to be connected to the National Grid.
This project was another step up for our company. We knew we had the technical expertise, financial backing and enthusiasm. We gained the confidence of these big corporations to trust we could deliver to the highest of expectations.
Finally, we carried out all the electrical testing and commissioning prior handing over for GEC Thermodine and Veolia to bring into service. We all were very proud to watch the turbine and generator start spinning for the first time, producing the 19 Megawatts of power, exported to the National Grid.
The project was completed on time and to budget.