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Firm sought for Tynes Bay emission testing

The Tynes Bay Waste-to-Energy facility (File photograph)

The Government is looking for a partner to assist with emissions testing at the Tynes Bay Waste-to-Energy facility.

A request for proposal published on the government procurement website this week said that the Government planned to make an agreement with a service provider for independent flue gas monitoring testing and reporting.

It explained: “The service provider will be required to manually collect, test and report on the following items in the gases: particulate matter, particulate size distribution, trace metals, sulphur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, dioxins/furans, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds and opacity.

“As per the operating licence requirements the testing and reporting will be conducted on one stream annually.

“The contract will be for a three-year term with an option to extend for an additional two years.”

The deadline for submissions was listed as 3pm on June 14, with an anticipated execution date for the agreement of September 30.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, told the House of Assembly in 2022 that urgent work was needed at the Tynes Bay facility to prevent potential “catastrophic failures”.

A $22 million stabilisation programme was approved to keep the facility operational until “major” refurbishments could be done.

The Government confirmed in this year’s Budget that it would continue to invest in upgrades to the plant.

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Published May 18, 2024 at 7:54 am (Updated May 18, 2024 at 7:54 am)

Firm sought for Tynes Bay emission testing

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