Galvanizing in Engineering

Galvanizing in Engineering Winner

Suffolk EfW Facility designed by TSP, provides state of the art resources, taking 380,000 tonnes of household waste per year and producing 25MW of electricity. Designed to meet exceptionally high standards in all aspects from operation, performance and emissions, the building also provides facilities for the local community to enhance education and understanding of the role of waste management and EfW’s in the UK. CABE has praised the building for it’s sophisticated, elegant design, that fits into and enhances the existing surroundings.

The long design life and corrosive atmosphere within the plant dictated a protection system for the steel that would match these high demands. Additional issues of complex access areas and keeping down time to a minimum were important considerations within the decision making process. Hot dip galvanizing was chosen to provide the required protection including that for the 38 m span trusses in the boiler hall and all the steel beams and columns that were used throughout the project.

Suffolk Energy from Waste Plant received an Engineering Award at the Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards (GAGA) in 2016.
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Posted on August 18, 2017 by Galvanizers Association

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