St Helena : St Helena: HORSE POINT LANDFILL SITE REDEVELOPMENT
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 21.09.2013 (Article Archived on 05.10.2013)
SHG is preparing the documentation for Basil Read to redevelop the Horse Point landfill site. This is an important component of the Airport Project. The redevelopment will reduce the bird strike risk to aircraft by preventing the exposure of organic waste, which is a food source for birds. This will also extend the life of the site.
HORSE POINT LANDFILL SITE REDEVELOPMENT
SHG is preparing the
documentation for Basil Read to redevelop the Horse Point landfill site. This
is an important component of the Airport Project. The redevelopment will reduce
the bird strike risk to aircraft by preventing the exposure of organic waste,
which is a food source for birds. This will also extend the life of the site.
This contract has been agreed
under the Single-Sourcing (Basil Read) arrangement, the basis of which is:
should be no impact on delivery of the Airport Project, or additional risk
large or specialist projects should be considered
which deliver benefits to the airport project will be prioritised
Additionally, and in order for the
airport to meet certification requirements and be allowed to operate, any
airport construction works must meet stringent safety and quality assurance
standards. Under the Airport Project, Basil Read is already required to operate
to BS EN ISO 9001 (or 9002 as appropriate) international construction
Given the urgency of the
timescales and certification issues linked to the airport the regulations were
waived in relation to this project. However all future projects using Basil
Read through a Single-Source arrangement must firstly seek approval from the
SHG Procurement Board, in line with the Procurement Regulations. The project
has been fully endorsed and approved by DfID.
As the certification process is
likely to start at the end of this year, there is also a tight deadline for
completion of the redevelopment of the landfill site. Basil Read has the
technical expertise, the economies of scale, the plant, a proven supply chain
and the necessary internationally recognised quality standards to undertake the
complexities of this large scale project.
The landfill site redevelopment,
under the solid waste management strategy, includes a waste reception building,
the excavation of waste cells, the installation of specialist bird netting to
cover waste cells, a civic amenity re-cycling facility, methods of preventing
groundwater contamination, means for monitoring landfill gas, surface water
drainage systems, and improvements to the internal roads to ensure all weather
access. In addition, Basil Read are able to use spoil from their construction
sites to restore the areas of the landfill site that are currently used for
waste disposal, as well as areas that are blighted by surface litter.
The Environmental Management
Division has been working with SLR Consulting, a specialist waste management
and civil engineering company (who were involved in the development of the
Solid Waste Management Strategy) for technical support, design and contract
Horse Point landfill will continue
to operate throughout the redevelopment works to ensure that there is no
disruption to the current solid waste collection and disposal service however
public access may be restricted and this will be communicated accordingly.
The Project Manager for the Solid
Waste Management Project is Mike Durnford, EMD’s Manager of Environmental Risk
(Designate). The Project Manager for the construction phase is Bill Scanes.
Bill was appointed through an open process of Expressions of Interest, Formal
Application, Evaluation and Selection. He has a wealth of knowledge and
experience amassed from various projects around the world including the UK,
Falkland Islands, South Africa, Libya and the Philippines. Notably Bill was
employed as the Chief Engineer on St Helena by SHG between 2004 and 2006.
20 September 2013