Bachy Soletanche has been awarded an £8m contract to deliver the geotechnical package on the Tees Renewable Energy Plant in Teesside.
The project will see the construction of a biomass power plant, primarily fuelled by wood chips and pellets, which will generate enough electricity for approximately 600,000 homes across the North East of England.
Bachy Soletanche will install over 4,200 CFA piles for a variety of structures across the site, with pile diameters of 500 – 600mm, and drill depths of up to 20m. At the height of the project, the team will utilise six piling rigs, along with ancillary equipment such as excavators for bulk excavation and obstruction removal, pile breakers and mobile testing laboratories.
The Tees Renewable Energy Plant delivery team has a strong commitment to the surrounding area and where possible, will appoint local contractors to deliver a range of packages on the project. In addition to this, all of the manpower will be supplied by workers from within the UK.
Commenting on the award, Operations Director, Ken Gailey said:
“We look forward to working with Tecnicas Reunidas, to deliver our package of works on this flagship scheme. Bachy Soletanche’s technical excellence, along with its substantial plant and workforce resource was essential to securing this project. During the tendering phase we established a good relationship with the client and look forward to developing this during the course of the contract.”