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Waste management specialists J&B Recycling, a company of the Urbaser Group, have been awarded a 3-year contract by GE Renewable Energy to provide a sustainable waste solution for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is located just off the North East coast.
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when it is completed, capable of powering 6 million British homes.
Charlie Payne, Sales Manager at J&B Recycling, says: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the contract for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. It is an incredibly exciting project for the North East, especially for a company like J&B Recycling, who have championed green solutions since the 1990s.”
Wind power is a clean and renewable energy source. It does not contaminate, it is inexhaustible and reduces the use of fossil fuels, which are the origin of greenhouse gasses that cause global warming.
Joe Colligan, Package Manager of the Dogger Bank Project for GE Renewable Energy, says: “As a responsible supplier, we wanted to work with a local waste services provider to reduce the vehicle mileage and carbon footprint of the project. J&B Recycling’s Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Hartlepool is located just 3.3 miles from the site, so they were ideally placed to provide the most sustainable solution.”
“We understand from J&B Recycling that they operate a zero waste to landfill solution and have a robust onward supply chain, so we are confident that materials recovered from the site will be recycled where possible, with non-recyclable material being used to generate energy.”
J&B Recycling’s Windermere MRF in Hartlepool is one of the largest facilities in the UK and recently won ‘Facility of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards. They work with businesses across the region and deliver kerbside contracts for 13+ local authorities, processing around 200,000 tonnes of waste per year.
Charlie says: “It is great to see the Dogger Bank project supporting local businesses like J&B Recycling and creating job opportunities for local people.”
He adds: “Supporting the local community is clearly very important to GE Renewable Energy. As part of our agreement, any revenue generated from recycling materials will be donated to a local charity. J&B Recycling support several charities throughout the year and on this occasion, we have chosen to work with Feeding Families. They are a charity based in the North East that support individuals and families experiencing food poverty. Given the current economic climate, we feel the money will go directly to supporting families that are really in need, across the whole of the North East, which is where we operate.”
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being delivered by joint venture partners SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn. First power is expected in Summer 2023 and Summer 2024 for Dogger Bank A and B. All three phases of the project are due to completed by 2026. J&B Recycling are contracted by GE Renewable Energy, who are leading on construction and installation of turbines off shore.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm Community Engagement Manager Rachel Lawrence says: “It’s great to see J&B Recycling joining other businesses from the north-east of England who’re playing an integral role in the construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
“This award-winning recycling business will not only support the sustainability of the project with its zero waste to landfill strategy, local people will also benefit from the relationship through their investment in Feeding Families, which will be a welcome boost for some of the area’s most vulnerable residents at a challenging time for communities.”