Organic Waste Treatment & Recycling Our Team MWH and HTP have formed a
The MWH and HTP team are able to
collaborative team to deliver waste
design and deliver the most appropriate
Construction Contracting (EPC),
management projects within the
solution for treatment or recycling of
UK. The two parties bring together
municipal, organic, food processing
extensive experience in the areas of:
and industrial wastes. The team can
• Waste analysis and design of
• Engineering Procurement
• Trouble shooting of existing treatment
provide a full range of design, build and
plants - process re-engineering or
commissioning services including:
refurbishment to treat new wastes.
innovative agricultural recycling or treatment solutions. • Materials recycling and sorting.
• Feasibility - input waste identification, characterisation and project
recycling services of waste to
technology selection or agricultural
land, identifying benefits from
organic wastes and industrial by-
• Design, build and commissioning of Mechanical Biological Treatment,
products, under waste management • Design - conceptual development
Anaerobic Digestion and In-vessel
through to detail, conventional or
within a Design and Build (D&B) model.
• Biogas management. • Agricultural Recycling, digestate disposal and downstream treatment.
• Waste management – agricultural
• Client Technical Advisor (TA).
regulations, turning cost into revenue.
Partnership MWH is a global engineering
cogeneration, waste management and
consultant and contractor in the water,
digestate treatment and disposal.
waste, energy and environmental
By combining their capabilities, MWH and HTP can offer the most comprehensive expertise and services currently available on the UK waste market. It brings decades of European and Global expertise to the UK through MWH’s UK network of 20 offices with over 1500 employees.
sectors and has designed and
HTP is one of the leading engineering
delivered, in partnership, hundreds
consultants in Germany for waste sorting
of waste management facilities and
and recycling. Founded in the early
recycling solutions across the globe.
1990’s, it has designed over 50 reference
These range from sewage treatment
plants in Germany and Northern Europe,
sludge and bio-residuals over
treating a wide variety of waste such
domestic solid waste to hazardous
as food waste, various organic waste
industrial waste and medical waste.
streams and municipal solid waste.
References include controlled
HTP has worked with all leading
landfills, materials sorting, recycling
European mechanical equipment
and in-vessel composting facilities,
and process suppliers and thus
mechanical biological treatment
has a clear understanding of the
plant, mass burn Energy from Waste
capabilities of each supplier and their
plants as well as gasification plants
equipment. HTP is independent and
and biomass power plants. MWH has
so is able to design cost effective,
designed more than twenty anaerobic
innovative and sustainable waste
digestion plants for sludge and organic
processing solutions, independent
waste, often in combination with
from specific suppliers.
Materials Sorting and Mechanical Pre-treatment MWH-HTP can offer independent experience on Materials Recycling Facilities (MRF), Sorting Facilities and Mechanical Pretreatment processes. MWH-HTP’s extensive
experience allows expert project feasibility assessment.
The commercial viability of any organic waste AD or MBT project is strongly dependent upon maximising the revenue from the AD biogas. Three main
MWH-HTP works closely with the
options are developing in the UK biomass AD market:
client to characterise the waste. Waste characterisation enables
• On-site cogeneration.
MWH-HTP to design, specify
• Biogas cleaning and injection into the national gas grid.
and deliver the most appropriate
• Biogas conditioning for commercial fuel applications.
flow sheet for the client, and also provide flexibility to treat the full
MWH has been involved in the design and installation of many cogeneration
range of proposed waste streams.
facilities. MWH is working with United Utilities and WRAP on the biogas to biomethane demonstration project at Davyhulme wastewater treatment works.
Mechanical Biological Treatment, Anaerobic Digestion and In-Vessel Composting
Agricultural Recycling, Digestate Disposal and Downstream Treatment MWH is a UK leader in developing cost
Our services identify beneficial
effective, innovative and sustainable
properties of industrial by-products by
MWH has designed a number
recycling operations, ensuring Duty
assessment satisfying requirements
of different anaerobic digestion
of Care compliance, delivering value
of Waste Management Licensing
processes, specific to project
to our clients through improved
Regulations 2005. MWH ByProduct
requirements, and have included a
waste management practices and
Recovery provides new and innovative
number of AD variants, undertaking
outlets for wastes including brick and
conceptual, detail design and
block manufacture, using waste to
contractor review roles. The type of
Diversion of waste from landfill and
treat waste, assessing waste suitability
anaerobic digestion processes have
reduction in carbon footprint are
for co-incineration within the cement
been designed specific to project
achieved through our solutions and
industry and the marketing of waste as
requirements and have covered a
we manage circa 140,000 tonnes
‘products’. Our clients include Cemex,
number of AD variants: single stage,
per annum of waste and digestate
Heinz, Nestle and Northern Foods. Our
two phase, temperature phase and
recycling. We tailor nutrients supplied
‘one stop shop’ service includes:
by waste and digestate to crop requirements and soil fertility levels by
• Waste collection and transportation.
Organic AD - MWH has provided
analysis. Our intelligent and pragmatic
• Identification of appropriate land
technical support on anaerobic
approaches recover a wide range of
digestion facilities for municipal, food
organic waste streams including:
and other organic waste streams. Enzymic two phase hydrolysis –
• De-inked paper pulp.
waste exemption with
• Wastes from the preparation of
meat, fish and other productions
enhanced digestion upgrade to
of animal origin, including Cat 3
produce a fully pasteurised digestate product. Blackburn was the first Enhanced Enzymic Hydrolysis process installed in the UK.
catering wastes. • Waste from fruit, vegetable and cereal manufacture. • Waste from the dairy product industry. • Waste from the manufacture of lime.
Thermal hydrolysis – MWH was
engaged to provide an enhanced digestion upgrade to Northumbrian Water’s Bran Sands AD centre. Bran Sands has just come on stream and at present is the largest site utilising Cambi thermal hydrolysis technology.
• Pollution risk assessments. • Registration of appropriate
MWH was engaged to provide an Blackburn AD treatment centre, to
banks, soil sampling and analysis.
• Wastes from aerobic and anaerobic treatment. • Sludges from water clarification.
• Tailoring crop nutrient requirements by application rate and soil fertility. • Provision of spreading equipment tankers, umbilical units, shallow injectors, irrigators, rear and side discharge spreaders. • Post application checks for demonstration of agricultural benefit.
Present and future legislation and financial incentives 2012
Who we are MWH is a global company, owned by its employees, which delivers
UK carbon budget requires reduction of all UK greenhouse gas emissions by 22% from 1990 level.
programme management, technical services and construction. We have over 7,000 employees who bring a tradition of business consulting, project and programme management, multi-disciplinary expertise, engineering excellence and innovative
2013 EU Landfill Directive requires member states to reduce biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill by 50% from 1995 levels.
problem solving to all aspects of
Landfill tax to reach £72/tonne.
capital investments, infrastructure engineering, environmental services and management. We have a history of delivering large, complex projects on time and to budget, with a culture of challenge that has provided best value to our clients.
In the UK, MWH is serviced by over 1,800 staff based in 16 offices with over 700
UK carbon budget requires reduction of all UK greenhouse gas emissions by 28% from 1990 level.
2020 - EU Waste Directive requires member states to meet 50% reuse and recycling target for household waste.
focussed on the delivery of design and construction projects and 1,100 providing technical consultancy and project/ programme management services.
EU Renewable Energy Directive requires 16% of all UK’s energy consumption to come from renewable energy sources.
EU Landfill Directive requires member states to reduce biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill by 65% from 1995 levels.
Waste Sector Director
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