US based Coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams, produced and supplied intumescent fire protection coatings to a new waste to energy gasification plant in Derby. Currently under construction by Warrington based waste gasification specialist, Energos, its expected to be completed by April 2017.
Energos was awarded the £65 million contract to supply its advanced thermal conversion waste to energy technology to a £145million integrated waste management centre in Derby. They have worked closely with Sherwin-Williams on this project.
The gasification technology will recover energy from up to 140,000 tonnes of refuse fuel produced by RRS from municipal residual, non-hazardous waste. The plant is expected to generate 11.05 megawatts of electricity when fully operational. The energy generated will be supplied to the national grid. This will offset the cost of the waste treatment to the councils locally.
Sherwin-Williams says the FIRETEX products being used are a combination of its FX6000 intumescent fire protection coating, FX2003 intumescent coating and M95 epoxy intumescent coating. Its claimed FIRETEX FX 6000 will to provide lasting durability of up to 20 years. Coupled with improved adhesion and hardness it will also retain its aesthetic appearance. This was important during the planning process. The main steelwork sub-contractor for the project was Richmond, North Yorkshire based Hambleton Steel.
Says Rick Perkins, FIRETEX project development manager :
With this kind of investment we wanted the highest levels of protection possible for the future, and this combination achieves that for us, ensuring longevity of the facility without compromising its efficiency in any way.
Nick Dawber, managing director of Energos :
Recycling is the backbone of any waste management strategy and the Derbyshire ACT will only handle the leftover, residual waste that cannot be recycled.This solution will responsibly deal with local waste, while providing economic certainty and savings for the Councils at a time of unprecedented budget cuts.