5MW anaerobic digestion plant

The Tofts Road West site is a £27m 5MW anaerobic digestion plant development for Biopower Ltd in Hartlepool.


  • Hartlepool Tofts Road West, Hartlepool




Energy - BioConstruct GmbH


Applebridge Construction were employed to carry out the non M&E works including design of civils by the main contractor, German based M&E company BioConstruct GmbH.

Their challenge:

Extensive input was needed from an expert partner Like Applebridge to complete all non M&E works and various large reinforced concrete structures as well as sizable retaining walls and concrete slabs plus large tonnage steelworks.

Our solution:

The works comprise of a large reception hall, 15- tank bases of varying sizes, extensive piling and ground remediation as well as external works, fit-out of the clean rooms and laboratories over a site approximately 5 acres in size. Scope of works included:
  • 5MW anaerobic digestion plant
  • All non M&E including design works comprising:
    • Extensive piling and ground remediation (1500nr, 16m deep precast concrete piles)
    • Steel framed building (1000m2 GFA)
    • Large reinforced concrete structures
    • 1200m2 retaining walls
    • 500m3 concrete slabs
    • 400t steel
    • 400m of concrete retaining walls - 4.5m high
  • EPC form of contract

The results:

This £4.8m project commenced in August 2016 and is ongoing.

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