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Affordable Homes for Walton-on-the-Naze

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Affordable homesWalton-on-the-Naze will see the arrival of 53 new affordable homes delivered by United Living Group and situated at Kirby Road. The construction will be overseen by Wheater’s Meadow, the Essex affordable housing scheme. The area to be transformed was originally a caravan park, and each eventual property will be available for social rent or shared ownership. The complete £8.4 million scheme is expected to be finished by 2024, and will provide Essex with wider housing options.

Regional managing director of Partner Construction, United Living New Homes, Frank Lincoln said; “We are incredibly pleased to have started building at Wheater’s Meadow, working closely with Flagship Homes to create much-needed new homes that residents will be proud to call home”.

Tony Tann, managing director with Flagship Homes, added: “We are delighted to have commenced construction on this site in Walton-on-the-Naze with United Living and Partner Construction. It is a beautiful area and these rented and shared ownership homes will be tremendous for the local community. “We are thrilled to see this development get underway and couldn’t be happier to work alongside Partner Construction on the development. It will provide a huge housing boost to the area and really shows our shared vision with everyone involved.”

During major projects like this, plant machinery is often hired by contractors, thanks to the convenience of having the exact equipment needed. Whether it’s mini excavators, dumpers, rollers or Bobcats you need Rhinos Plant Hire can help. They offer high quality, expertly maintained vehicles and machinery to cover every on-site need. You will also find a vast range of small plant, tools and equipment including cement mixers, power washers and electrical tools. Powered and non-powered access can also be hired, for ultimate safety while carrying out work at height. Contact Rhinos helpful team on 01277 372 626.

 

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PlumbRhinosThe Punch Power 200 looks like an uninteresting box, yet has become known as a ‘magic money-saving machine’. It has already saved thousands of pounds worth of fuel for construction contractors. Initially developed by Flybrid for Formula 1 racing, this innovation is a flywheel energy storage module.

Using this technology boosts the efficiency of on-site generators, which have a reputation for inefficiency. This in turn drastically reduces the consumption of fuel, good news for contractors. This is in no small part due to the fact that diesel is set to double in price next April. Subsidised red diesel will no longer be an option for construction, and full duty payments will be required.

Flybrid’s technology ensures that less fuel is wasted whether it’s diesel, HVO, solar power or mains electricity. Construction site generators usually run at low load factors, despite being sized for peak loads. This means high emissions and poor fuel economy, but the Flybrid system delivers high power energy immediately during an increasing load step. A spinning tube captures the excess energy during a decreasing load step. This means smaller generators can be used thanks to Flybrid technology, a big advantage as the red diesel rebate is ending.

Managing Director at PUNCH Flybrid, Tobias Knichel, said “We believe that it will become more and more unacceptable to waste energy and it doesn’t really matter where that energy is coming from, whether it is fossil fuel or HVO or even energy coming from renewable sources. If you waste it, it is becoming more and more unacceptable”.

“Unfortunately for generators that are running on construction sites, often they are used quite dynamically and that means they waste energy. “When the driver stamps on the brakes it turns all of the kinetic energy into heat on the friction plates, and all that heat just gets lost. So that is a very inefficient way to use this really valuable fossil fuel.”

Rhinos Plant Hire source all of their hire equipment from reputable manufacturers, most of whom are making huge strides in renewable technology.

 

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Amazing Metal

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Metal OreAbout 25% of the Earth’s crust is composed of metal, and it is present in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Discovered and utilised by humans as far back as 9000BC, in the Chalcolithic period, the melting of copper first appeared in the Middle East. In 2500BC, gold, silver and their alloys were granulated. The Bronze Age began in 2000BC in the Far East, followed in 1500BC by the Iron Age [wrought iron] in the Middle East.

Metal of one type or another has moulded the way we live, as this versatile material has been incorporated into everything we do. The ability of metal to conduct electricity and heat well, has had a major effect on our lives within design and engineering. It forms many of the buildings and foundations that surround us from sheds to mega sky scrapers. It can be hammered, shaped, cut, melted, cast and fabricated in every way imaginable.

This unique material is found throughout the Earth, scattered unevenly and mixed with things like rock, sometimes containing oxygen etc. Greater concentrations are found underground in deposits of mineral ores that can be mined. Metal has an incomparable strength in comparison to most materials, and can be blended with other elements to produce a wide range of products. This includes cars, computers, bridges and factories and many other structures we need.

When metal ore is mined it is processed to extract the pure material, this involves crushing the ore until it is in powder form. This is then heated to extremely high temperatures, and is rinsed or placed in a chemical bath. Residual sludge is filtered, liquid is removed and electricity is applied to get rid of any chemical bonds. After this process the metal can be used for a vast amount of things small or large. It can even be used in fabrication and production of processing plants by specialists like Salford Engineering Solutions!

 

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Substantial Electricity Produced by Energy from Waste

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Plumbspares BrooksLast month, French waste management company Veolia announced that its portfolio of 10 energy from waste (EfW) plants generated almost twice as much electricity as UK wind power. This was discovered during a study back in July, conducted over a fourteen hour period. Nearly 25% more energy was produced by the facilities than from wind power, delivering 111 megawatts electrical (MWe), against the total wind generation of 58 MWe at one point. [Output power obtained as electricity is measured as MWe]. This offers some relief for this type of company in the light of criticism about the EfW process.

Criticism has been levelled at EfW by the Climate Change Committee, who have urged the government to address “rising emissions” from EfW plants. Veolia says it “already takes pressure off the stretched UK grid as a reliable and secure source of low carbon energy”, with its combined generating capacity of 180MWe.

Veolia states that as “the first operator in the UK” to achieve the R1 standard for its EfW plants, it’s facilities can process and transform into electricity, approx 2.3 million tonnes of non-recyclable waste serving over 400,000 homes.

“Each year these facilities reliably add to energy security by generating around 1.4 Terawatt-hour (TWh) of electricity through the treatment of non-recyclable waste. They have also shown their “key role in safely tackling Covid-related wastes by treating the 15% increase in orange bagged clinical and infectious materials”.

Chief operating officer for treatment at Veolia, Donald Macphail said: “Access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy is key to supporting communities and businesses, and is linked to fuel poverty and carbon emissions. To virtually eliminate waste and produce secure energy in its place is a win-win situation, generating green electricity and heat, reducing landfill, and achieving greater sustainability.”

Companies like Veolia rely on the services of processing plant engineers such as Brookshaw Stuart to ensure efficiency and reliability. This is only one of the areas that Brookshaw Stuart have expertise in, take a look at their many other services.

 

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