Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), the main contractor for the Ferrybridge Multifuel power station that is currently under construction at the Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station site, has awarded the insulation contract for the project to UK company, Rainham Industrial Services (RIS). HZI is the Principal Contractor for Multifuel Energy Limited (MEL), a joint venture project company between SSE (owners of Ferrybridge Power Station) and Wheelabrator Technologies, which has committed to using UK and local contractors wherever possible.

RIS are a UK-based company who operate nationally with a number of regional offices. RIS will open a local site office shortly and a prefabrication workshop in order to service the Ferrybridge multifuel project contract. The insulation contract includes engineering, premanufacturing and material supply, as well as assembly of all of the insulation. Around 50 people will be employed on site, with the aim of hiring as many locally based qualified insulators as possible. Insulation works will begin in February 2014 and continue until the end of 2014.
Franz-Josef Mengede, CEO of HZI said “We’re aiming for a long-term contribution to the English economy by delivering state-of-the-art environmental technology plants and by promoting local work as much as we can. RIS showed that it was the best supplier for this contract because of the sustainable cooperation, high quality and flexible site coordination that it demonstrated in its application”.

Mike Scaife, Executive Director from Rainhams said “We are delighted to have been awarded the insulation contract for the Ferrybridge Multifuel project and look forward to working with both HZI and workers on site over the coming months”
During construction of the Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 project, HZI aims to subcontract work to local and UK companies wherever possible, and aims to integrate local services into the project’s construction. For further information, please visit www.multifuelenergy.com.