Brockwell launch recruitment drive for Fife plant
Brockwell Energy can confirm we are now in advanced negotiations to build our 220,000-tonne Energy-from-Waste facility at Westfield in Fife.
Full planning permission was obtained in February and Brockwell are now recruiting key staff to assist the construction and management of the plant.
During the construction process the peak number of employees engaged in the project will be more than 400, while during normal operations the new plant will deliver around 40 long-term jobs to the local community.
Westfield will be a catalyst for the redevelopment of the old open cast coal mine that closed in 1994 in an area that now has planning permission in principle for a wide range of business uses.
Construction of the plant will start in March, with commercial operations beginning in 2023. When completed, Westfield will provide cheap renewable heat and power to attract other industrial operators to invest in the site.
Brockwell’s CEO Alex Lambie commented: “We are delighted to be able to confirm the build of Westfield, coming so soon after the commencement of construction on our 220,000-tonne Earls Gate Energy-from-Waste facility in Grangemouth on January 7 this year. It really is a very exciting time for the company.
“We believe Westfield will provide a world-class and cost-efficient residual waste disposal option for Fife Council – and many other Scottish local authorities who have not yet secured such a disposal route for their waste.
“Similar to Earls Gate, the plant will provide a stable and reliable technology solution that is well placed to adjust to the inevitable changes that will take place in the mix of waste over the next 25 years.”
23 May 2019
Robert Armour joins Scotland’s newest energy company
Brockwell Energy are delighted to announce that Robert Armour has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Group.
Robert has more than thirty years of experience and expertise in the power generation sector. The former Chairman of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and Smarter Grid Solutions, and former Deputy Chairman of NuGeneration, he is currently a Non-Executive Director of Albion Community Power, the Oil and Gas Authority and the Nuclear Liabilities Fund.
He brings extensive experience of developing significant energy projects, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance in the power sector, as well as a wide network of industry connections.
Robert commented: “Energy-from-Waste is a huge opportunity and essential for a more sustainable Scotland. Delivering the projects in Grangemouth and Fife, and building a leading Scottish-based company in this sector, is an exciting challenge.”
Alex Lambie, Chief Executive of Brockwell, commented: “We very much look forward to working with Robert in developing our business. His role will be instrumental in growing the experience and capabilities of the team.’”
On behalf of the company’s investors, Daniel Boehm said: “We’re delighted to obtain a Chairman with Robert’s proven skills and experience. We believe he will add real depth and weight to the board’s strategic goals and corporate governance.”
Robert will work closely with the executive team and investors to deliver Brockwell’s expanding project pipeline of Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plants in Earls Gate in Grangemouth, Westfield in Fife, and locations in England.
The Earls Gate initiative is already under construction. Together with a second plant targeting financial close in the first quarter of next year, these major facilities will handle more than 400,000 tonnes of waste and generate over 40MW of power – providing heat and power to the host chemical company site via a private network.
Ultimately, both projects will be invaluable in helping local authorities and the Scottish Government meet ambitious performance targets for sustainability and waste recycling.
8 April 2019
Grzegorz Waszkiewicz to oversee Earls Gate project
Grzegorz Waszkiewicz has become the latest team member at Brockwell Energy, responsible for overseeing the financial management of the prestigious Earls Gate Energy-from-Waste project in Grangemouth.
Greg is a Chartered Certified Accountant who has worked in the renewable energy development sector for the past seven years.
He joins Brockwell from Repsol Nuevas Energias and Red Rock Power Limited and will split his time between Brockwell’s new head office in Edinburgh and their project office in Grangemouth.
Construction of the 21.5 MWe Energy-from-Waste plant at Grangemouth commenced in January and the facility is anticipated to become operational in November 2021, creating up to 500 jobs during construction and 30 long-term jobs in the operational phase.
It will not only prevent 216,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste going to landfill each year, but also provide low-carbon heat and power to four local industries, including chemical manufacturer and site utility service provider CalaChem, supplying CalaChem and other occupiers on the adjacent Earls Gate Park.
Commenting on the appointment, Iain Cockburn, Brockwell’s Chief Financial Office, said: “We are delighted to have Greg on the Brockwell team. His work ethic, skillset and experience are perfectly matched to our needs and we look forward to having him join us at this exciting time in the company’s evolution.”
5 March 2019
Energy company committed to growing UK-wide portfolio
As Scotland’s newest energy company, Brockwell are pleased to announce they have established their new headquarters in Edinburgh.
Relocating from their original office location in Gateshead, the company have launched a bespoke HQ in the prestigious Caledonian Exchange building in Canning Street in the capital’s West End.
Alex Lambie, CEO of Brockwell, commented: “Although Brockwell continue to seek investment opportunities in the renewable and flexible generation sectors across the whole of the UK, our current portfolio of development projects makes Edinburgh the ideal base for the business.
“The move to the new office affirms our commitment to completing the development of our other Scottish development projects. Caledonian Exchange provides a base from which to support both the Earls Gate and Westfield Energy-from-Waste projects, as well as Brockwell Energy Group’s three onshore wind projects in South Lanarkshire and East Ayrshire.”
Brockwell also recently opened a bespoke office in Grangemouth to support the construction and development of Earls Gate Energy Centre, where a 21.5 MWe Energy-from-Waste facility will not only prevent 216,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste going to landfill each year but also provide low-carbon heat and power to four local industries.
15 February 2019
Gavin Miller joins as SHEQA Manager
Gavin Miller has become the newest member of the Brockwell Energy team with his appointment as SHEQA Manager.
Gavin will initially be based from the company’s brand new Grangemouth office to oversee the commencement of construction of the Earls Gate Energy-from-Waste plant.
Brockwell’s Technical Director, Neil Young, commented: “Coming from our corporate background in the power generation and construction sectors, the area of health and safety has always been one of our key strengths and priorities. We are delighted to welcome Gavin to the Brockwell team. As a chartered engineer and experienced health and safety professional, his talents and experience will further enhance the skill set across our growing team. His initial focus will be on supporting the Earls Gate Energy Centre EfW project during its construction phase, as well as continuing to develop and refine our corporate policies and procedures”.
4 February 2019
Staff Recruitment Process Launched
As Scotland’s newest energy company, with our HQ in Edinburgh, Brockwell are pleased to announce we have opened a bespoke office in Grangemouth.
The new premises will support the construction and development of Earls Gate Energy Centre.
This 21.5 MWe Energy-from-Waste facility will not only prevent 216,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste going to landfill each year but also provide low-carbon heat and power to four local industries, including chemical manufacturer and site utility service provider CalaChem, supplying CalaChem and other occupiers on the adjacent Earls Gate Park.
The Brockwell office is located adjacent to the construction site and is an ideal base for the management of the construction phase of the project.
The Chief Executive of Brockwell, Alex Lambie, commented: “The establishment and staffing of this office demonstrates our strong commitment to delivering the very best quality service to the Earls Gate project. The initiative provides a local presence in Grangemouth for Brockwell and over the next few months we will be recruiting new team members to staff the office – this means we will be able to offer the best support in the best place possible.”
31 January 2019
Company Awarded 25-Year Management Services Deal
Edinburgh-based Brockwell Energy are pleased to announce their subsidiary company, Brockwell Energy Services Limited, have been awarded a 25-year contract to provide management services to Earls Gate Energy Centre Limited.
Under the new deal Brockwell Energy Services will take responsibility as the lead service provider during the construction and operational phases of the new Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Grangemouth.
The plant is anticipated to become operational in November 2021, creating up to 500 jobs during construction and 30 long-term jobs in the operational phase.
In the initial phase Brockwell Energy Services will be responsible for overseeing construction and providing finance and administrative support. It will also ensure fuel strategy and procurement is delivered to support commissioning and the transition to operations.
In the operational phase, the company will be responsible for the plant management, fuel procurement, ash disposal and all administrative matters, including accounting, financial modelling, reporting and compliance on behalf of shareholders and lenders.
Brockwell Energy CEO Alex Lambie commented: “This is a complex and prestigious initiative and we are delighted to be providing management services on such a high-profile and flagship project. These services build on the skills and experience we have deployed in assisting the project through its development phase. We look forward to providing high-quality support to the lenders, shareholders and other project stakeholders.”
18 December 2018