Case Study - MES Environmental

  • Waste Management
  • Commercial/Industrial

Wolverhampton City Council awarded Martin Engineering Systems (MES) a 27-year contract for the safe disposal of the areas municipal waste, exceeding 100,000t each year. The accepted proposal demonstrated that an environmentally process which would produce electricity from household and commercial waste is the best solution to the specific waste management requirements of Wolverhampton. 

McDermotts, acting as Principal Contractor, initially completed the installation of a secondary access to a part of the building which would be inaccessible once our main works to the Ash Hall was underway. These works involved opening up the side of the building and extension of the same to accommodate safe loading of their vehicles with waste from this particular part of site. Internally we were asked to provide a loading bay which comprised of cast-in-situ walls and bases, with drainage falls and connections to the existing drainage system. We also undertook the completion of the steel frame as part of our works package. 

As the Principal Contractor on this project we had to absorb all of the risk factors involved. Logistically,  deliveries, storage and handling of materials, and removal of surplus arisings on site had to be well managed. With MES operating 24hrs per day, it was essential to have in place clearly defined routes for site operatives and their vehicles at all times and ensure that our highs standards of Health and Safety was met. The project commenced May 2011 and was completed August 2011, with a contract value of £123,000. The job was completed on Budget and in line with program with no Health and Safety incidents.

Value to customer

  • Principle contractor
  • 24hour operation of site to the customer maintained
  • Project managed the logistics of moving plant, equipment, deliveries, people and material