The original Riverside Resource Recovery Facility (RRRF) is one of the UK’s largest and most efficient EfW plants. Located on the south bank of the River Thames, the RRRF can process up to 785,000 tonnes of municipal waste per year and generates up to 72 MWe; enough to power in excess of 66,000 homes. The facility is uniquely placed along the river allowing fuel to be transported via barges and tugs.

Fichtner provided Owners Engineer and Technical Advisory services to Cory through the development, procurement, construction, and testing of the EfW plant, and have continued to support the operation and optimisation of the plant.

Our support has included:

  • Fulfilment of the role of Project Manager during the construction and testing of the plant
  • Full time site supervision
  • Quality control and management services
  • Planning and local consultations
  • Production of specifications and bid evaluation
  • Contractor selection and negotiation of EPC contract
  • Expert witness at Public Inquiry under Section 36 of the Electricity Regulations
  • Preparation and submission of IPPC application

In 2020, permission was granted to develop the Riverside Energy Park (REP), a new EfW facility located adjacent to the RRRF. The expansion will be located alongside the original facility and will feature an additional EfW and an advanced heat network system providing 30MW of low-carbon heat. Fichtner has continued to support the ongoing works by completing battery storage system, carbon capture and CHP feasibility studies.