SYSTRA offers complete waste-to-energy infrastructure design, planning and engineering services. Our sustainable energy specialists provide a truly integrated service, ensuring we create design solutions that deliver holistic outcomes.

Generating renewable energy from landfill waste

Waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities play an important role in reducing waste to landfill while tackling climate change. These technologically advanced facilities convert waste into electricity for homes and businesses, as well as steam for industrial use.

Developers, delivery teams and investors need expert planning, design and engineering support to progress these renewable energy projects from the drawing board into operation. Gaining planning and environmental approvals is often challenging, with potentially high-risk construction programmes meaning that both innovative and tried-and-tested solutions are needed. SYSTRA has significant experience in planning, designing and supporting the construction of various types of energy recovery facility across the UK.

Tata Steel Projects worked on the Ipswich EFW ( Electricty From Waste )

SYSTRA has unrivalled experience in the waste-to-energy sector, providing consultancy, design and construction support services throughout the project life-cycle.

Leading waste-to-energy plant design and delivery

The energy infrastructure design experts at SYSTRA provide services for every phase of waste-to-energy projects, from pre-planning and planning through concept and detailed design to construction support, operations and maintenance support.

Our energy specialists have delivered some of the most advanced waste-to-energy plants in the UK, including facilities in Oxfordshire, Cardiff, Suffolk, Leeds and Staffordshire, winning awards along the way. Appointed as lead designer on the EfW portfolio of projects, we work in collaboration with contractors to deliver sustainable, innovative and practical solutions for our clients.

Energy plant planning support and risk management

We help clients to overcome funding constraints by designing cost efficiencies into every phase of the project. Our understanding of planning and environmental approval processes enables us to offer pre-planning support, providing the environmental services and architectural content to help proposals meet planning requirements. Our innovative yet tried and tested designs also help to de-risk potentially high-risk construction programmes.

Technical design services for waste-to-energy construction

Our energy specialists are adept at converting concepts and ideas into detailed designs and deliverable solutions. We apply our digital expertise to elevate our energy plant designs. We are technical authors for the construction of waste-to-energy facilities and are the leading experts in this field.

Coordinating multi-disciplinary teams for outstanding results

The waste-to-energy projects we support benefit from the services of our multi-disciplinary teams, working together to deliver bespoke design solutions for all types of waste-to-energy plant. Our architecture team creates sustainable, sensitive designs that consider users, the surrounding environment and the impact of the scheme throughout its life-cycle. Our structural engineers devise safe, economical and easy-to-build solutions within a range of structural applications. Our civil engineers have expertise in developing, designing and constructing large-scale projects across the UK. We have unrivalled expertise in coordinating civil works design and process engineering design.

Other supporting disciplines include our highways and drainage team, mechanical and electrical engineers and environmental specialists, who ensure that scheme impacts are properly mitigated. We are a licensed BREEAM assessor, with expertise in designing waste-to-energy facilities that achieve BREEAM Outstanding ratings.

Integrated approach for lifetime assurance

Our truly integrated approach drives the design and delivery of our projects. The success of our waste-to-energy programmes is based on the breadth of our expertise and the depth of our understanding of client requirements. Our experience in this sector enables us to provide design-life assurances, giving clients the confidence that their waste-to-energy infrastructure will perform reliably throughout the lifetime of the plant.

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