IRISH OWNED company Powerday officially opened its new £10million state-of-the-art materials recycling facility in Enfield, North London on Friday.
Located at Powerday’s former waste transfer station in the Brimsdown area of Enfield, the new facility mirrors the capabilities of Powerday’s existing larger Old Oak Sidings facility in Willesden Junction. The plant is permitted to process 330,000 tonnes of construction and commercial waste from the London area, producing high quality recycled materials and renewable fuels for the energy from waste market.
The local family business is creating up to 60 jobs at the plant which will deliver an environmental and economic boost to Enfield and provide a welcome addition to waste processing capacity in the heart of the Capital. The new green jobs will include skilled and labourer posts for which full training will be offered, as well as opportunities across in all departments of Powerday operations.
The company already employs over 200 people at its sites in Willesden and Brixton, with further staff being employed in waste logistics at construction clients’ sites across London. Powerday has grown significantly in recent years and now has a turnover exceeding £40m. The company sees this growth continuing with the new facility offering greater options for clients and another high volume production site for refuse derived fuels (RDF), making it an attractive collection point for RDF collectors currently exporting to Europe and Scandanavia via the Eastern ports.
Mick Crossan Chairman, Powerday says: “We are a family business with an ethos of giving back and are keen to recruit from the local Enfield community of which we are a part. We will be looking for people to fill a variety of roles including site management, drivers, waste operatives and administrative staff. At Powerday, we have become a ground-breaking recycling and waste management company and we have many exciting projects in the pipeline that will keep us at the forefront of the industry and I’m very proud of that”.
Councillor Alan Sitkin, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “It’s great news that Powerday is helping to create a more sustainable and prosperous Enfield by recruiting locally, and I hope that other companies will follow suit. Enfield has many highly skilled people who would bring huge benefits to any business. By recruiting locally companies are putting cash into the pockets of residents to spend within the borough so everyone benefits. Powerday should be congratulated.”
Construction of the Enfield materials recycling facility began in autumn 2014, the design and installation of the recycling and recovery equipment has been delivered by Powerday’s engineering partner Turmec Engineering. Jim Craig, Commercial Director, Powerday says: “This has been an exciting project for Powerday and me personally. The partnership between ourselves and our contractors, with the assistance of Enfield Council, has achieved this significant development on time and on budget. I would like to thank everybody involved for their professionalism and commitment.”