Greatmoor energy from waste facility
The energy from waste facility at Greatmoor, near Calvert in the north of Buckinghamshire, opened in June 2016. It is operated by FCC Environment for Buckinghamshire County Council on a 30-year contract. It thermally treats up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum, comprising both household and commercial waste that would have otherwise been disposed of in landfill sites.
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Images of Greatmoor
This view looks east, with the railway line running left to right through the middle of the picture behind the facility.
The cladding shows the three tone green shades clearly with the curved architectural frames running above. Viewing from left to right can be seen: the air-cooled condenser fans (within the open topped grey box structure); the flue gas treatment plant, with the chimney now erected at the right hand end of this building; to the right of the chimney is the boiler house where the waste is burnt and energy recovery occurs; next is the waste bunker and offices and finally the workshop and waste reception building, at the far right of the facility.
The steel frame in the foreground is the conveyor structure which will carry the bottom ash to the compound in the bottom right of the picture.
The following picture is from above the facility.
The below photo shows the north side of the facility. The tall cylinders on the side of the facility contain the lime and carbon used in the air pollution control equipment.
This shot shows the grassed mount to the east of the facility, the construction compound and the Calvert landfill site to the west.
This is the waste grab and feed chute. The grab lifts the waste from the bunker into the chute which deliveries the waste onto the grate where it is burnt.
This is a view of waste burning on the grate. Heat is released which heats water circulating in the boiler tubes above, converting this to steam to drive the turbine and generate electricity.
New access road
The new road opened in July 2014, taking traffic from the A41 to the facility and diverting it away from local villages. The road includes a new roundabout near the Woodham industrial site. All EfW and landfill traffic uses this road to access the site: the old landfill access via Brackley Lane in Calvert Green is no longer available to HGV traffic.
The photo shows the roundabout in the foreground and the new road heading off into the distance (top right), before swinging round to the west (left) to the site.