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Posted: Wednesday 11th March 2009

Kirk Environmental, the UK’s only company specialising in the manufacture of large storage tanks, anaerobic digester tanks and biogas holders and to holdUVDB Verify Approval, has been contracted by the consortium of Global Renewables and Bovis Lend Lease, to build two ground breaking treatment plants for Lancashire County Council.

The sites, based at Leyland and Thornton, will treat household waste via anaerobic digestion to create biogas that will, in turn, create electricity for the local area. The plants are being installed to meet Lancashire County Councils targets for a major reduction in the use of landfill to treat waste.

The contract is estimated at approximately £2 million and will see Kirk install 22 tanks, two BIODOME®s and a wide range of ancillary equipment. Work commenced in October 2008 and is scheduled for completion mid 2009.

Anaerobic Digestion plants, both in municipal applications and in the growing

biogas market, require expert project management and the anticipated life of the plant is a crucial aspect of any installation.

“The plant and equipment used has a major impact on the success or failure of any project,” says Kirk’s managing director, Gary Little. “Kirk’s expertise in both design and build skills make it the ideal partner for Global Renewables and will ensure that Lancashire County Council is able to meet all its targets.”

Further BIODOME projects with local councils across the UK are slated for 2009.

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