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Market Information Day


North London Waste Authority (NLWA) will be holding a market information day for the construction sector on 6 March 2018. This is for companies who want to be part of a project with a range of construction activities over the next 10 years. The work will deliver the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) at the Edmonton EcoPark, a 16 hectare site in the Upper Lee Valley.

The components of the NLHPP are:

  • an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), to be located in the north of the site, which will treat up to 700,000 tonnes of residual waste a year and provide enough electricity to power over 127,000 homes, with some energy diverted to supply heat to local homes and businesses via a heat network;
  • a Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), to be located in the south of the site, which is where bulky waste will be separated for recycling, and will also be the location of a recycling centre for the public and businesses from 2021;
  • EcoPark House, located near the River Lee Navigation, which will contain office accommodation and a visitors’ centre where people can find out more about recycling, waste, heat, and power; and
  • demolition and removal of the existing Energy from Waste (EfW) facility, which will reach the end of its operational life around 2025.

The estimated capital costs for the project are around £650M. Further information on the NLHPP is available on other pages on this website.

Image courtesy of Grimshaw Architects

Further Information about the Market Information Day

A range of further information which you will need to familiarise yourself with is listed below:

  • Further Information about the Market Information Day
    • Preparatory Works: Areas for Discussion

      In advance of the main construction activities listed above, a series of preparatory works will be required to prepare the site, provide new utilities and create new site access points. The purpose of the market information day is to explain in greater detail NLWA’s proposals for the preparatory works packages, so that interested companies can engage as soon as practicable in the plans. Procurement of the later packages, including the ERF, RRF, and EcoPark House, will be subject to a separate market engagement exercise at a later date.

      At the market information day, NLWA will invite views from the supplier market on the proposed procurement strategy for the preparatory works and interfaces between the packages. NLWA is considering splitting some packages into lots, and industry views on this are welcome. We will also be keen to hear from the construction industry on ways in which the NLHPP can promote innovation, sustainability, and engagement with the local supply chain.

      At this stage NLWA is primarily seeking to engage with main contractors. Potential subcontractors to these procurements are welcome to submit their company details to if they wish for NLWA to pass them on to main contractors.

    • Indicative Procurement and Construction Timetables

      The procurement of larger value packages will be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. A Prior Information Notice (PIN) will be published in the Official Journal of the EU in advance of the procurement of the contracts for the RRF, EcoPark House, and the ERF. Smaller value contracts below the EU threshold will be advertised directly by NLWA.

      NLWA’s strategy is to sequence construction by developing the preparatory works, then the RRF and EcoPark House, and then the main ERF construction, with a view to being operational by the end of 2025. The anticipated work packages are included on this website.

      Preparatory Work Packages

      Work Element Package Description Approx start of procurement Approx construction date
      Laydown area, and Northern and Eastern Access

      Formation of a temporary laydown area to the east of the site (installation of drainage, roads, hardstanding, electrical and water distribution, safety/security systems, etc.)

      Improvement works to Lee Park Way access and construction of a new eastern access bridge

       Q2 2018  Q1 2019 to Q4 2019
      Utility Bridge and Corridor

      Construction of a new utility bridge to south of site, and new utility corridor along Salmon's Brook (civils works), installation of potable water pipework

      Temporary diversion and reinstatement of medium pressure gas mains

      Temporary diversion and reinstatement of 200mm protected water main

      Installation of a new medium pressure gas main pipework and construction of a new gas kiosk in the north of the site

       Q2 2018  Q1 2019 to Q4 2020
      Sewer Diversion Diversion of the Chingford and Angel sewers in the south of the site, including temporary and permanent works, manhole / shaft construction, groundwater control, etc.  Q4 2018  

      Q3 2019 to Q2 2020

      RRF and northern site clearance

      Development of the RRF including weighbridges, roads, hardstanding, earthworks, drainage, landscaping, lighting CCTV and fencing, preparation of the northern area of the site, and replacement ash barn construction.

      NB: a separate industry engagement will be held for construction of this facility

       Q2 2019  

      Q2 2020 to Q3/4 2021

      Site-wide Works

      Site-wide works in the south will include: surface water and foul drainage networks, temporary firefighting systems, telecoms and CCTV cabling, car parking, exterior lighting, fencing

      Site-wide works in the north will include: surface water and foul drainage networks, temporary firefighting systems, telecoms and CCTV cabling, car parking, exterior lighting, fencing

      HV power distribution in south of site, 11kV ring main and associated equipment, cabling and connection points for HV users in south of site

       Q2 2019  Q2 2020 to Q4 2025
      EcoPark House   Development of EcoPark House including piling works, roads, hardstanding, earthworks drainage, landscaping, fencing, lighting  Q2 2019  Q2 2020 to Q4 2021

      Construction and commissioning of the ERF

      NB: a separate industry engagement will be held for construction of this facility

      Q2 2020 

      Q2 2022 to 
      Q4 2025

      Decommissioning and Demolition of EfW Facility Decommissioning, demolition and removal of the existing EfW facility Q3 2025

      Q2 2026 to Q2 2028

      Southern Access Widening Widening of current southern access bridge Q4 2025

      Q3 2026 to Q2 2027

      UKPN Grid Connection Installation of two completely new power export circuits, including additional cable length from EfW facility to ERF, onsite cable trenching, switchyard and switch room, switch board and switch yard, interlinking back-feed cabling Circa 2022/23 

      Q1 2023 to 
      Q4 2024

    • Applying

      The market information day will be held in London in the afternoon of 6 March 2018. The session will begin with lunch and a presentation on the NLHPP and preparatory works. There will then be a number of slots available to meet with NLWA’s project team and advisers. If we are unable to meet with you on the day, we may arrange a discussion with you via teleconference at a later date.

      If you would like to attend the market information day, please complete and submit the form on our website here by 14:00 on 5 March 2018. If your company is an appropriate attendee, we will then contact you with further information on the event and, if requested, a timeslot for a meeting or teleconference.

      Please be aware that not attending this event does not preclude future engagement in procurement activities.

    • Freedom of Information

      NLWA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 1992 and may be obliged, when requested, to disclose information you provide to them even though it may be regarded as confidential. However, the exemption from disclosure applying to information which, if disclosed, would or would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any person including NLWA (including such information relating to a procurement exercise) will apply, provided that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

    • Canvassing

      Participants should note that canvassing or lobbying outside the channels identified by NLWA might affect their ability to engage with the procurement process. Attention is also drawn to the provisions of the Bribery Act 2010.