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Dunbar jobs & business boost

20th September 2015

The Dunbar economy is set for a real economic boost as technology and construction partners on Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) announced details of their jobs fair and meet the buyer events next week.

Part of a £500m Scottish investment programme in ‘next generation’ recycling and renewable energy infrastructure, the ERF will be based at Viridor’s existing rail-linked Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in Dunbar. The facility is due for completion in 2017.

The project is being delivered for Viridor by a Consortium of Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (BWV) and Interserve Construction Ltd who will hold two separate jobs fairs on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th September in Innerwick and Dunbar respectively. The events, running from 2pm – 8pm on both days, aim to offer an insight into the broad range of new entrant, apprenticeship, skilled, graduate and professional roles available.

A meet the buyer event on Wednesday 30th September at the Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar, will highlight the broad range of supply chain opportunities available for local businesses and social enterprises. Running from 11am – 1pm, the event will allow potential partners to meet the procurement teams and to find out more about when and where opportunities will be listed.

Steven Don, Viridor’s Scottish Regional Manager, said:

“Work on the Dunbar ERF will support more than 350 jobs during construction with a further 55 full-time jobs expected once the facility is fully operational. The project will deliver a broad range of opportunities for small to medium sized business (SMEs) and social enterprises, whether working directly with Viridor, our technology or construction partners.

“We’re delighted Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (BWV) and Interserve are hosting local jobs and meet the buyer events and look forward to seeing local people and businesses come along and find out more about the project and the opportunities on offer.”

Once operational the site will process 300,000 tonnes of post-recycling ‘residual’ waste per annum to generate 30MW of base-load renewable energy directly to the grid – enough to power continuously 39,000 homes – and will also offer up to 10MW of heat for local use.

Job Fairs

Innerwick Residential Centre, Innerwick
2pm – 8pm

Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar
2pm – 8pm

Meet the Buyer Event

Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar
11am –1pm

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