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constrcution of biomass processing plant goole

Design & Build:
Biomass Processing Plant, Goole

Biomass Processing Plant, Goole completed in April 2009

The Brief:
To design and construct a straw pellet manufacturing unit together with associated external works, incoming services, drainage, access road and landscaping.

The design process included in depth negotiations with Game Engineering, who installed the process equipment, D mag who installed the 50 ton crane and Drax Power Ltd who are the end user.

The construction of this 32,000 square foot unit was carried out using the following methods:


  • Vibro replacement piling
  • Steel reinforced concrete column bases and ground beams
  • Ground bearing steel and fibre reinforced floor slab
  • Crane build steel frame
  • Traditional twin skin cladding with boundary conditions
  • Modular 2 hour internal fire wall
  • Fully automated controls for access and egress
  • Fully fitted out amenity block and control room
  • M & E Installation
Architect: SMC Gower

Structural Engineer: JPG Holdings

Client's Agent: The Michael Eyres Partnership

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