Recycling Services parent company, Recycling Services’s Riverside Resource Recovery (RRR) Facility at Belvedere has been shortlisted for the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) London Civil Engineering Awards 2011.
The ICE received a record number of entries this year, but Recycling Services’s scheme beat the competition and was selected for the twelve project shortlist. The ICE Awards represent London’s highest honour for civil engineering, and previous winners include the London 2012 Olympic Park, Heathrow Terminal 5A and Wembley Stadium.
The Riverside facility at Belvedere is a state-of-the-art Energy from Waste plant. The £350 million facility will become fully operational this year, managing 585,000 tonnes of waste per annum and generating 72MW of electricity. In addition to reducing London’s dependency on landfill, the Riverside facility will save more than 100,000 lorry journeys each year as waste is transported to Belvedere by tug and barge.
Peter Gerstrom, Chief Executive Officer at Recycling Services, said: “I’m pleased to see the Riverside project recognised for its’ engineering excellence and included in the shortlist for this prestigious award. The Riverside facility will make a vast improvement to London’s waste management for decades to come.”
The winning schemes will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 4th March 2011 and presented by BBC London newsreader Alice Bhandhukravi and ICE President Peter Hansford.
Miranda Housden, Director of ICE London, said: “The ICE Awards have celebrated engineering excellence in the London region for over a decade. All of the shortlisted projects highlight the important contribution that civil engineers make to London and I congratulate all involved.”