• 27 January 2012

Waterman extend their appointment on LYTAG

Waterman are delighted to have extended their lead consultant appointment to cover a detailed civil design on the new £12m lightweight aggregate (LYTAG) processing facility at Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire.

The new 43,000m2 facility will process ash from the power station to produce a range of lightweight building products. It will be a flagship project for LYTAG as the first facility of its kind to be constructed in the UK in over 30 years.

The proposed development will bring a number of significant environmental and economic benefits to North Yorkshire and the UK. By manufacturing LYTAG LWA from Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA), the new plant can be used to produce useful materials opposed to landfill, with the diversion of around 200,000 tonnes per annum. Furthermore the proposed facility could displace the need for 400,000 tonnes of finite aggregate per year, which would normally require quarrying an area of 130m2 by 15m deep.

 

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