The Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility processes about half 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 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, and 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. JWK Electrical also carried out the HT connections sited 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, finance and enthusiasm. We earned the corporations confidence that we could deliver. This was done through technical meetings and negotiations.
We carried out all the electrical testing and commissioning, and handed over for GEC Thermodine and Veolia to bring into service. We all were hugely proud to watch the turbine and generator start spinning for the first time, producing the 19 Megawatts exported to the National Grid.
The project was completed on time and to budget.
Power Stations - Newhaven ERF (Energy Recovery Facility)