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Waste Transfer Station still on track for October

Waste Transfer Station still on track for October

Thursday 05 July 2018

Waste Transfer Station still on track for October

Thursday 05 July 2018


The new Waste Transfer Station being built at Longue Hougue is now up, and the first delivery of machinery is due to arrive on Monday.

The contractors have this week said the construction project is still on track for its October completion date, when it will be handed over to States Works to begin operation.

While the structure has been completed, the machinery still needs to be assembled inside, which will include a range of different conveyor belts, compressors and more.

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The outside of the building (pictured) is also still being completed, with the access roads up to and around the structure currently being laid.

"As with any construction work like this there is always going to be some little problems, and those have each been dealt with in suitable ways. We did have to make a few changes and there were requirements that meant we had to do things slightly differently," Richard Evans, the Senior Responsible Officer for the Waste Implementation Programme, said.

Mr Evans said those problems included deciding to change plans to lay concrete outside of the station to make it easier for vehicles to turn, along with some slight adjustments to the new facility's roof.

"We have got over all of those slight bumps and we are on schedule and on budget for our October opening date," he said. "This £32m development is all just a part of the rest of the larger strategy, and we have been working hard on an awful lot of different levels and with a lot of different people to bring it all together."

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Suzanna Durman, the Infrastructure Project Manager for the States, and Brian Crow, the Project Manager from contractors AMEG, said the project had so far been very successful.

When the site opens, AMEG will complete a handover to States Works, with the body then responsible for its day to day management. 26 people employed locally will work on site during each shift. 

The Waste Transfer Station will produce 100 bails of waste a day, although it could produce up to 140 if that were needed.

The three bays inside the centre are for glass, black bags and food waste. 

For more information on the Waste Strategy that is currently being implemented across Guernsey, click here.

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