£177M invested in Dunbar energy recovery

SBBN-24-09-15 Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility
SBBN-24-09-15 Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility

Dunbar is set for a boost as technology and construction partners on Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) announced details of a jobs fair and meet the buyer events.

Part of a £500m Scottish investment programme in ‘next generation’ recycling and renewable energy infrastructure, the ERF will be based at Viridor’s existing rail-linked Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in Dunbar. The facility is due for completion in 2017.

The project is being delivered for Viridor by a Consortium of Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (BWV) and Interserve Construction Ltd who will hold two separate jobs fairs on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29 and 30, in Innerwick and Dunbar respectively. The events, running from 2pm – 8pm on both days, aim to offer an insight into the broad range of new entrant, apprenticeship, skilled, graduate and professional roles available.

A meet the buyer event on Wednesday, September 30 at the Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar, will highlight the range of supply chain opportunities available for local businesses and social enterprises. From 11am – 1pm, the event will allow potential partners to meet procurement teams and find out more about.

Steven Don, Viridor’s Scottish regional manager, said: “Work on the Dunbar ERF will support more than 350 jobs during construction with a further 55 full-time jobs expected once the facility is fully operational. The project will deliver a broad range of opportunities for small to medium sized business and social enterprises, whether directly with Viridor, our technology or construction partners.”