“The integration of the East Kent Thermal Recovery Facility with the WasteCare Group has got off to a flying start.” claims Graeme Parkin Group COO. “Barely 4 weeks in and we have managed to fill current capacity as well as integrate our IT and operational teams.
A pre-planned shutdown is due at the end of the month. This is expected to last 3 weeks. The plant has a maintenance shutdown every year. This year, the four yearly rebricking of the kiln will take place. “We have already built in contingencies to continue to receive waste during the shutdown. Also, over the next three months we are making further improvements to enable the plant to increase input capacity by 40%.”
“I am very impressed with the enthusiasm and knowledge of the workforce at Sandwich and very much look forward to future developments on the site. I am also grateful for all the support from both suppliers and customers”. Back in November, before our purchase was even on the cards, Andy Scorer, the Augean Site Manager, had made the decision to leave for pastures new. He left the business last week.
Andy has worked on the site for over 25 years. On behalf of all the staff at the East Kent site we wish him and his family the very best for the future. We would also like to thank him for being instrumental in helping us achieve a smooth handover.