Sludge incinerator to make way for new sewage biogas plant

A contractor has been appointed to rebuild Yorkshire Water’s sewage sludge treatment facility in Brighouse, Huddersfield

Brighouse sewage incinerator
This sewage sludge incinerator will be demolished to make way for the biogas plant

A contractor has been appointed to rebuild Yorkshire Water’s sewage sludge treatment facility in Brighouse, Huddersfield.

Engineering and construction firm J Murphy & Sons Ltd announced it had secured the £57m contract last week. It has already started on the design, whose features will include a new anaerobic digesters, a sludge reception plant, a sludge thickening plant and storage facility; sludge dewatering, cake storage and a new liquor treatment plant. The biogas produced by the digesters will be used in an on-site combined heat and power plant. It may also be upgraded and injected into the natural gas grid, according to Yorkshire Water.

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